Bolivian Artist to Make English Debut

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By: Ashmar Mandou

Entering the music industry was a natural progression for Bolivian musician Ignacio Val, whose family hails from a musical background. “My first memories of music were of watching my father work with legendary singers, seeing all the behind-the-scenes of the work that went into every performance,” said singer Val, who is in the middle of releasing his debut English single, “All About You.” Born and raised in La Paz, Bolivia, Val dedicated his childhood to improving his craft by learning to play the guitar, taking singing lessons and dancing lessons all in hopes to make music. “My parents taught me many lessons,” said Val. “One of the lessons I learned was that I always had to give a little more. Whether it was taking guitar lessons, learning how to compose songs, or singing…I always had to give a little more. Practice another hour to develop as an artist.”

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Val’s keen sense of self-discipline took him to L.A. where he became inspired o create and produce his own unique sound and compose songs from his personal experiences. Over the course of his career, Val has performed in several renowned venues in Los Angeles sharing the stage with artists like Alejandra Guzman, David Bisbal, Dulce Maria, La Santa Cecilia, and Luis Fonsi. In 2013, Val released his self-titled debut album, comprised of both English and Spanish songs. The album quickly took over the Bolivian charts and landed Val in the Top 10 South American chart. This summer, Val will release his latest English single with the hope that it will take over the radio airwaves. “I am extremely excited to be releasing my debut single in English. My team and I have worked very hard for many years to get to this point and I feel strongly that this is the next thrilling and special step in my career. I so look forward to what’s to come in the near future,” said Val. To learn more about artist Ignacio Val, visit

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