Kenya Autie is a multi-GRAMMY Award®-winning producer, songwriter, studio owner, and the head of the record label El Cerrito Records. She is a leading figure in the music community and an advocate for women's rights and diversity. Autie's production work spans various genres, including traditional Cuban music, tango, flamenco, rock, Latin rock, children’s, jazz, spoken word, new age, instrumental, classical, and global music. Her notable collaborations include esteemed artists from her homeland, such as Los Van Van, Orquesta Aragon, Issac Delgado, Alain Perez, El Septeto Santiaguero, Aymee Nuviola, and Orquesta Failde.
Kenya Autie actively participates in organizations such as Women in Music, Women in Entertainment, the Ibero-American Association of Women Audio Producers and Engineers, and Westcoast Songwriters. She has been a speaker at the International Conference of Sound Professionals in Cuba, the Women Conductors International Symposium in Argentina, and the West Coast Songwriters Annual Conference in California.
Dedicating herself to volunteer service at the San Francisco Chapter of the Recording Academy, Autie served as a Governor for four consecutive years. In this role, she mentored incoming board members, co-chaired the membership committee, hosted two San Francisco Chapter Latin music mixers, participated as a panelist for various events, was an advocacy captain for the California 11th district, and mentored several Grammy-U students.
Currently, Kenya Autie is part of The Recording Academy Producers and Engineers Wing Leadership Team, contributing as a member of the Advisory Council and a member of the San Francisco Chapter P&E Committee.
During the challenging times of the pandemic, Autie, alongside two co-writers and co-producers, spearheaded the creation of the song and video "All in This Together," featuring over 25 musicians worldwide. The aim was to uplift spirits, raise awareness about the MusiCares program, and donate all proceeds to the Recording Academy MusiCares COVID-19 Relief Fund. In 2020, she received a nomination at the "Hollywood Music in Media Awards" for her co-writing contribution to the song "You Can't Stop the Music."
Kenya Autie's commitment to community extends to her yearly involvement in producing graduation songs for the Latina Center in Richmond, supporting young Latina women in becoming strong leaders.
Having studied at the Guillermo Tomás Conservatory in Guanabacoa, Havana, Kenya Autie's pioneering role as the first woman to play electric guitar in a rock band in Havana, Cuba, during the emergence of rock bands, underscores her significant contribution to the music world.
Kenya Autie continues to inspire with her enthusiasm, hard work, and passion for helping others. For inquiries, she can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or on social media platforms.