A striking new voice hailing from the island of Margarita, Nella Rojas combines folk influences from her native Venezuela with the timeless coplas and flamenco of the Andalusian region in southern Spain, performing the soul-baring compositions from her new album produced by flamenco star Javier Limón.
Championed by GRAMMY-winning Latin pop star Alejandro Sans, the young singer is a graduate of Boston’s Berklee College of Music and has performed in Venezuela, Panamá, Mexico, US, Spain and the UK, sharing the stage with artists including Jennifer Lopez, Susana Baca, Monsieur Periné, and Luis Enrique. She appeared as an actor and singer in director Asghar Farhadi’s 2018 film Everybody Knows, starring Javier Bardem and Penélope Cruz, which opened the Cannes Film Festival last year.
Of the vocalist, virtuoso violinist and Los Angeles Philharmonic conductor Gustavo Dudamel says, “Nella is a new voice and important artist from the Americas. I have been lucky to collaborate with her and deeply respect her distinctive and soulful artistry.”
Photo Credits: Romina Hendlin & Nina Rodrigues