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Dominican Republic: Rita Indiana, “Projects Like Mine Owe a Lot to Social Networks and the Internet”

There is simply no way of classifying Rita Indiana. Songwriter, singer, writer, and performer are only some of her many phases and dimensions. Rita Indiana is a master of reinvention and transformation.  We have read her novels “Papi” and “La estrategia de chochueca.” We have seen her in her performances. And we have listened to her in her musical projects, first Miti Miti and now Rita Indiana y los Misterios.

In a collaboration between the alternative music blog  Puerto Rico Indie [es], its editor and and Global Voices author Alfredo Richner, the correspondent in New York City Sire_Damiano [es] (@sire_damiano), Marlo Cruz Pagán (@Arturo_Elises) and Firuzeh Shokooh Valle, we interviewed the Dominican artist after her presentation this past summer as part of the Latin Alternative Music Conference (LAMC) in New York City.

During the interview*, Rita Indiana speaks about her musical identities, her artistic multidimensionality, her future projects, and her relationship with social media and the Internet, among other topics. Global Voices translator Louella Mahabir translated the video of the interview to English, with the collaboration of Firuzeh Shokooh Valle and Alfredo Richner (to view with English subtitles please press the CC button).

3 comments

  • […] music blog Puerto Rico Indie comments on Dominican singer-songwriter Rita Indiana's most recent video production of her song “Da pa lo do.” […]

  • […] The first episode features progressive punk power-trio Campo-Formio.  The band shared a couple of their favorite songs from their discography – but it was the surprise recording of the unreleased “La Mocosa” that truly made it an essential listening experience for fans. Puerto Rico Indie also recorded a session featuring experimental rock quartet Tach.dé, and singer-songwriter Mima – who interpreted an acoustic version of “Oigo Voices”, written by acclaimed Dominican singer-songwriter Rita Indiana. […]

  • […] Во првата епизода се појавува прогресивно панк-трио Кампо-Формио.  Бендот сподели неколку од нивните омилени песни од нивната дискографија – но, неочекуваното снимање на необјавената „La Mocosa“ е она што навистина го направи неопходно за слушање од фановите. Порторико Инди, исто така сними сесија во која учествуваше експериментален рок-квартет Tach.dé, и пејачката и текстописец Мима – која ја изведе акустичната верзија на „Oigo Voices“, напишана од  признаената доминиканска пејачка и тектописец Рита Индијана. […]

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