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Nacho González Nappa is an award-winning composer and producer, with a focus in film and video game music. His recent scores include Queering, nominated to the prestigious South by Southwest Film Festival; Kingdom Rush Vengeance, considered one of the most popular mobile video games in the Apple Store in the U.S. and China; and Alexis Viera: A Story of Surviving, a Netflix documentary about the famous soccer player.
González Nappa has worked with artists like Alejandro Sanz, Carlos Vives, Jorge Drexler, and Ruben Rada, among others. He also has worked with some of the finest jazz musicians in the world, including Grammy winner John Patitucci, Oscar nominee Terence Blanchard, and Grammy winner Omar Hakim (drummer for Madonna, Sting, and Miles Davis).
In 2016, he founded ulabmusic.com, a platform for emerging artists, incubated inside media giant Univision. At U-Lab he produced more than 10 albums with some of the most talented, up-and-coming artists from the New York and Boston area. He also has produced digital series and documentaries, including CUBA: Music Revolution, which was selected for the Madrid International Film Festival and the Santa Barbara Film Festival.
González Nappa is also a journalist and literature reviewer. He worked for eight years in poverty reduction and social entrepreneurship in Latin America, and co-founded operations of techo.org and socialab.com. PODER Magazine named him one of the “TOP 20 under 40” Hispanics in the United States. He also has received the Wayne Shorter Award and the Jazz Education Award—two of the most prestigious recognitions for young composers in the U.S. His pieces have been premiered at Lincoln Center by Grammy nominee Bobby Sanabria’s big band.
Nacho González graduated from Universidad de Montevideo and Berklee College of Music.