Rosa Diaz
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Rosa Diaz

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2011 | SELF

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States | SELF
Established on Jan, 2011
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"Sabiduría: Rosa Diaz On the Dark Side"

- LATINO USA, NPR #1432 ‘Genius Is…Sabiduria”; interview by Nadia Reiman
"Singer-songwriter Rosa Diaz knows that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. So she decided to live like one of her literary heroes, with all of the hard living that implied. And it resulted in a new album, in spite of risking her health." - NPR


"LAMC 2014 Recap"

- “Perfectly bilingual…very austere and elegant...” – Catalina Maria Johnson, Beat Latino, Codigo MX, “LAMC 2014 Recap” - Beat Latino, Codigo MX


"The Latin Alternative Music Conference 2013: Who Rocked, Who Shocked, Who Killed"

”I don’t know anything about her… but this is what I do know…, she has a beautiful voice, it’s a very minimalistic arrangement, but her voice is an instrument in itself, and it's a gorgeous album.”--Jasmine Garsd on WHIM (Source: NPR alt.latino, July 2013) - NPR


Discography

2010- Lullabies for Those At War (EP)
2011-Whim

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According to Alt.Latino/NPR Radio, her "mysterious" voice "is an instrument unto itself", and her debut CD, WHIM, was chosen as one of Alt.Latino's best picks of the 2013 Latin Alternative Music Conference (LAMC). Having performed throughout the Northeast & the Caribbean, Diaz' atmospheric performances leave audiences enraptured with emotion, spellbound by her bilingual lyrics. 

Her music could be classified as indie or alternative, but the truth of her style resists labels. Her first full-length album, WHIM, features elements of campfire love ballads, shoegaze pop, and folkloric latin genres. Her unique vocals range from soaring harmonies reminiscent of soothing church hymns to hypnotic siren wails.  

Deluxe digital edition of WHIM was released mid-January of this year, with two new stripped-down acoustic songs from the initial recording session with Philly local drummer/guitarist/producer Joe Baldacci. The album was recorded mostly in Joe's basement from 2011-2012.

The singer/songwriter has currently been producing content for the For Boys Who Like Bukowski: A Healing Album for Broken Men (inspired by novelist Henry Charles Bukowski.) The album is part of a larger multimedia project on a music therapy mission to "heal the psychic wounds of Western Man."  Recently, Nadia Reiman of NPR's LatinoUSA did a piece on the darker side of some of the methods Diaz has employed to reach those shadowy places and gather that most authentic material that such a project demands.   

- “Perfectly bilingual…very austere and elegant...” – Catalina Maria Johnson, Beat Latino, Codigo MX, “LAMC 2014 Recap”

- “When she plays guitar or the violin and sings, you realize you are in the presence of someone who truly understands how fine are & music intersect…when you listen to her sing, you might be reminded of Norah Jones or Kate Bush. Her vocals are filled with emotion & honesty.” – Tamara Anderson, the Chestnut Hill Local

- ”She has a beautiful voice, it’s a very minimalistic arrangement, but her voice is an instrument in itself, and [WHIM is] a gorgeous album.” --Jasmine Garsd, NPR Alt.Latino, July 2013


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