Rosita Stone

Rosita Stone

BandWorldFolk

Spicy! She's a Gypsy Aztec temple singer, a chameleon with mystique, fire and gut renching emotion. Together with the brilliance of world guitarist Jorge Lopez, the emotional range of music is both stunning and soothing to the mind, body and soul. Close your eyes and dream of exotic enchanted lands

Biography

Biography
Rosita Stone wins the "Singer of the Year" award at the Latin American Achievement Awards (Premios Somos) held at the prestigious Living Arts Center on December 2nd, 2005.

Rosita Stone Biography

You know how sometimes you go out thinking you have a good idea what you're in for, only to have your expectations turned upside-down, shaken around and completely exceeded?

That's Rosita Stone, a riddle wrapped in an enigma wrapped in fragments of broken mirror wrapped in a spicy enchilada. She's Canuck multi-culti, being of Mexican-Russian descent - a Gypsy Aztec temple singer with a Tori Amos yen for turning stuff inside out.

A tireless self-starter, Rosita writes, arranges, and produces her material, keeping it exotic, honest and spiritual. Critics have placed her sound somewhere between folk, primal and the ethereal, although comparisons are somewhat dubious - she's truly unique.

The essence of her music is emotional, the appeal universal, the delivery inclusive, evocative and unforgettable. As a songwriter, Rosita isn't afraid to delve into the messiest of human emotions, and is able to turn out a lyric that is simultaneously poignant and vengeful. As a performer, she's got watchability to the max - whether accompanying herself on guitar or piano or backed by a full band, you can't take your eyes off her once she kicks into a song.

Her track record includes being an up and coming success story in Latin America in 2005 where she was the opening act for Latin folk Superstar "Carlos Vives" to audiences of more than 12 thousand people. In Toronto it was heralded as the Latin Concert of the Year for 2005. She's charted in Colombia at Number 2 and Number 4, a Number in Chile and 2 Number ones's in Hispanic Toronto. This Independent artist has returned from extensive promotional tours in Latin America, including interviews with Rolling Stone Latin, performing live on many tv shows such as on Citytv/Muchmusic for a viewing audience of 50 million, where she also received an award for her 2 videos both reaching the Top 5 and in top rotation for 32 weeks consecutive. Both videos were shot live at the Rivoli club in Toronto and were initially meant for promotion on her website only! You can view these videos on her website.

Things are continuing to look up for Rosita as Universal music has picked up her self produced indie CD"The Real Deal" for a five country distribution deal in Latin America (via her licencee Easy Entertainment in Colombia. As an indie artist, her CD is available in Canada.

In Canada the CBC, 106.5 Aboriginal Voices Radio and 1610 AM is playing her music. In latin America, both main stream and niche radio are spinning her tracks including the 40-country major Transcontinental Radio station called RADIO LA W where she was interviewed by the notoriously famous Latin American host Julio Sánchez Cristo. His comments about Rosita were truly spectacular, likening her to some of the most successful artists in the world such as Norah Jones, Joss Stone and Shakira. She's been pressed by everybody from Entertainment Tonight Online and Reuters to The Toronto Star, NOW and METRO Toronto, receiving press and coverage from the local papers to the largest newswires, tv shows, and magazines such as TVGrama (the Latin equivalent to People Magazine), EFE (the Spanish equivalent to Reuters) Hoy (New York, Chicago, Los Angeles), Much Music and Citytv Bogotá, TLN and the list continues to grow. Rosita Stone has accomplished all of this as a Canadian independent artist through sheer determination and not stop work ethics.

Rosita loves Nashville!! Rosita has already co-written with some of Nashville’s finest hit songwriters from Music Row: .Kim Tribble who’s written a No.1 hit for Martina McBride including many others, with Philip Douglas (Curb) who’s penned many hits and also has won best Independent song of the year in Canada with the hit “You don’t own me” (Johnny Reed). Rosita has also co- written with Kris Bergsness (Song Garden Publishing) who’s penned songs for Tim McGraw, LoneStar, Amy Grant and she’s also had the privilege to write Tony Ramsey (George Straight). She is invited back to Nashville to co-write with Don Poythress of BMG Publishing who writes for Sheryl Crow, Bonnie Raitt and Willy Nelson.

Not just a music lover, Rosita loves her motorcycles.! She’s a real life motorcycle instructor and has a Harley-Davidson sponsorship in Colombia. You can view a video clip on her website from a Harley Davidson/Citytv Bogotá cross promotion where she is interviewed an d then rides the streets of Bogota on a new V-Rod Harley. www.rositastone.com

Rosita has played Egypt, Israel, Cyprus, Germany and the U.S. In Canada she’s performed at Canadian Music Week, the International Hispanic Fiesta, Natan Philips Square, Harbourfront for various festivals, Mariposa Festival, International Acid Jazz Festival, Pride Day, First Mexican Cultural Festival, and her favorite

Discography

*The Real Deal 6 song EP released in Canada
*The Real Deal 13 song CD released in Latin America (Colombia, Venezuela, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Mexico, Chile and Argentina.
*Canciones De Mi Vida- to be finished and released in Spring 2008 (Rosita Stone and Jorge Lopez)
*Rosita has frequent airplay on 106.5 FM Aboriginal Voices Radio, also CBC Radio, 1610 AM Radio Voces Latinas and has airplay in Latin America via RCN and Caracol Intercontinental radio stations.

PLEASE NOTE that Rosita has alot of press and also videos that were not able to be uploaded to this EPK because of sizes etc, you can view her press and top 10 videos (independently done by Rosita and aired on major stations) at her website www.rositastone.com
You can view the HARLEY DAVIDSON/CITYTV Video clip from this EPK or go to her website

Set List

Set length depends on the venue and the time permitted to play. From 30 minutes to 1 hour is typical. Songs are sang in English and Spanish. For this Festival I would like to do predominantly Spanish songs.
Songs played can include:
Sangre y agua
Butterfly
Rumba de Espana
La Llorona
Adoro
Decide ya por fin
Really not in love
I won't let you down
La Malaguena
Sangre y agua
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