Ava Rocha
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Ava Rocha

São Paulo, Brazil | Established. Jan 01, 2011 | SELF

São Paulo, Brazil | SELF
Established on Jan, 2011
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"Review: Globalfest’s World Music for a Connected World"

"Ava Rocha and her band: amiable melodies, poetic lyrics, hints of Brazilian rhythms and taut arrangements that sometimes let the guitars get noisy. Her performance suggested a playful ritual." - New York Times

"Our Top Discoveries From globalFEST 2018"

"The smokey-voiced Brazilian singer, songwriter and filmmaker Ava Rocha brews up an intriguing blend of tropicalia, rock and performance art — it almost seems as if she's channeling both Diamanda Galas and David Bowie." - NPR

"Globalfest 2018: The Best Ever"

"Brazilian rock singer Ava Rocha led her wickedly psychedelic four-piece band through a deliciously acidic, unpredictably shapeshifting set." - New York Music Daily

"At a New Locale for its 15th year, Globalfest Enthralls Music Lovers"

"Ava Rocha, whose brand of post-tropicália avant-pop enthralled a tightly packed audience at Lucille’s, where many sang along as she moved almost like Janis Joplin on stage. Her husky vocals and unique dress paired with a goblet at her feet ensured eyes were glued to the stage." - Sounds and Colours

"The Best Albums of 2015"

Brazilian singer Ms. Rocha has inherited the aesthetic breadth and playfulness of the late-1960s Tropicalia movement and connects it with new rock, funk, samba, free improvisation, “serious” composition, and noise; few records this year were as deep and fun. - New York Times


"Diurno" - Warner Music (2011)
"Ava Patrya Yndia Yracema" - Circus (2015)



Ava Rocha is a Brazilian/Colombian singer, songwriter and filmmaker. Listed by the New York Times as one of the finest artists of 2015 and currently included on Iggy Pop's playlist on BBC Radio 6, Ava has released two albums, "Diurno" (2011) and "Ava Patrya Yndia Yracema" (2015). The last one earned the 2015 Multishow Award for Best Hit and Artist Revelation. 
She was also awarded with APCA as best new artist and was indicated by Spotify as one of the 15 artists to be followed. 
Currently in studio mixing her next album that will be released in January 2018, Ava recalls classic Tropicália with a punk rock twist, psychedelia and pop.
With a great and impressive repertoire and stage presence, Ava was able to travel all over Brazil and worldwide, impacting audiences in Berlin
(Festival Wassermusik), New York (globalFEST / Brasil Summerfest), Washington DC
(Kennedy Center), Mexico City (Nrmal Fest), Bogota (Boogaloop), Medellín
(Altavoz Fest) among others.

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