Ancestor Piratas


ANCESTOR PIRATAS is the solo/keyboards music project of Renzo Ortega, Peruvian via New York, Carrboro-based artist. He has been performing and recording music for over 30 years, playing both political and love songs in different locations, including museums, art spaces, and D.I.Y. venues in North Carolina, New York, Texas, Chicago, Detroit, Berlin, Lima, and México City. He began his music career in the underground music scene of his native Lima-Perú, performing with the pioneer electronic duo “Cuerpos del Deseo” (1990-1991). Renzo lived in New York for over sixteen years, where he founded the immigrant band R-Tronika (2003-2016); later, in the fall of 2016, he relocated to Carrboro, NC. Renzo is an accomplished visual artist exhibiting in art institutions and Museums and created commissioned public art murals. With Ancestor Piratas, Renzo performs crafted live versions from his music catalog and selected songs that embrace the movement for a world without borders.