Latin Grammy nominated for “Best New Artist” category
Nella Rojas is an exceptional singer-songwriter from the Venezuelan Island of Margarita. A graduate of the prestigious Berklee School of Music in Boston, her music is a meeting place for her country’s folklore roots, the influence of her contemporaries, and the music of Spain’s Andalusian region from where she draws creative inspiration. Her voice’s distinct timbre, which she poetically describes as “quebrada” (meaning broken) in her hit song “Me llaman Nella,” has garnered the attention of audiences around the world.
Nella, who has already garnered the support of Latin pop star Alejandro Sanz, has performed with a variety of artists such as Jennifer Lopez, Carlos Vives, Luis Enrique, and Susana Baca. More recently, Nella was asked to join the stellar cast of Oscar Award winner Asghar Farhadi’s new film, Everybody Knows, featuring Javier Bardem, Ricardo Darín, and Penélope Cruz, where she sings songs exclusively written for the screenplay by composer & producer Javier Limón.
Nella comes to the Luckman to perform the songs featured in Farhadi’s film, as well as Venezuelan folk songs and her own compositions.
NPR – “Nella Wants To Be A Voice Of Hope For Venezuela”
KCRW – Rhythm Planet’s Summer Mix
Tickets: $30, $40, $50
Tickets available via Ticketmaster or the Luckman Box Office.