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Houston, Texas, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2005 | SELF

Houston, Texas, United States | SELF
Established on Jan, 2005
Band World Singer/Songwriter


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Community Radio
... The album "Aguafuego" is gaining popularity here on Costa Rican community radio, especially the songs sung in spanish such as "No Tengo Razon."
(Quote from an article in

- central american weekly

"Interview excerpt"

* Discuss your feelings about the powerful or life-changing effects that music can have on a person -- I think that music taps into our spirit, our being. It has the power to reveal our inner self in many ways through rhythm, melodies and lyrics. I feel that music has taught me much about humility and hard work. It takes alot of work, however wonderful process that may be, to really find a unique "voice" or self-expressiveness. Too often it has become the norm in the music industry to describe one's music in terms of someone else. I think this denies the very core of the singer, the songwriter, the musician. The power of music is that it is an affirming experience of each individual person. Don't be put in any category by anyone else. Let your own true self fill every aspect of your music. ......... It is the simple expression of a person. If someone connects with the thoughts or music then it is a beautiful thing to have accomplished in life. I hold this very close to my heart as an artist. Whenever someone has approached me and told me how my music moved them it is enough. I am an eternal student of life and I hope to share these experiences through music and lyrics with anyone listening in the years to come. JBeatz

- Voices and Visions


Aguafuego © 2001
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Exciting news for me regarding my song "In This World" on the Aguafuego CD. It is ranked as #3 on the RadioWave Monitor Chart for World Fusion Radio.

"Pledge" from the Aguafuego CD has received airplay on Feminine Groove Radio. Check back soon for an interview with JBeatz on Feminine Groove Radio.



the brainchild of JBeatz, is an evolving coming together of unique combinations of musicians to interpret her music. This songwriter/lyricist/singer /instrumentalist is dedicated to developing a new sound, rooted not only in her South-American heritage, but also encompassing her background in classical, reggae, rock, jazz, world, hip hop, latin and folk music.

Music Style: JBeatz combines Natalie Merchant's rich vocals, the powerful lyrics of Bob Marley, and the soul of Gil Scot-Heron. Her voice has been compared to Sade, Cassandre Wilson and Natalie Merchant.


JBeatz was recently notified that her song "Anew" was selected to move to the second round of judging in the 2005 International Songwriting Competition in the Singer-Songwriter/Folk category.

The CD "Aguafuego" was one of Top Twenty CDs of 2003 selected by Collected Sounds: A Guide to Women in Music.

Aguafuego received internet radio airplay on 'Nette Radio! Nette Radio is dedicated to unsigned independent women artists.

JBeatz was featured as an artist on "Voices and Visions".

Also, JBeatz was one of several artists interviewed for the article from Works in Progress, the magazine from The Philadelphia Folklore Project. Volume 17:1/2 Summer/Fall 2003. Special Issue- Women's Music Project. esta en mis venas: Three Latina Musicians by Elizabeth Sayre.

Listed on Rock, Paper, Scissors - they specialize in publicity and marketing in the U.S. for "world music" and reggae labels, artists, websites, etc.
The sound is an mixture of jazz, world (Latin, mostly), and hip-hop. JBeatz' voice at times recalls Sade.....
(Amy Lotsberg- reviewer from Collected Sounds).