10 May JESSICA MEDINA INVITES YOU TO CELEBRATE MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS MONTH & MOTHERS DAY WITH SINGLE “DE RAIZ”
Listen to “De Raiz” included on EP “Rosa” Onerpm.link/JessMedina
A suitable song for the celebration of Mother’s Day in the USA (May 14), Mexico (May 10) and the Dominican Republic (May 28) and to reflect this month on mental health awareness especially in our communities.
“De Raiz”, written by Medina and Pavel Nunez, takes listeners through the process of dementia and grief. The song captures the importance of preserving our parent’s legacy and memories through storytelling and remembering one’s roots. “De Raiz” is especially personal to Medina.
“Rosa” is bouquet of melodies and rhythms which reflect Jessica’s Caribbean, jazz and soul roots, Rosa was arranged and produced by Janina Rosado (Juan Luis Guerra). The EP features originals by Jessica as well as compositions by Alex Cuba, Pavel Nunez and Juan Jose Hernandez (Gilberto Santa Rosa). The EP also includes a trap/bachata version of an Elton John classic.
About Jessica Medina:
Born in New York City to a Dominican mother and Puerto Rican father, Jessica Medina absorbed a lifetime of musical roots from an early age. The singer-songwriter studied jazz at Hunter College in New York City before pursuing her solo career.
Jessica Medina broke barriers with her previous single “Back to Black”. Medina approaches this emblematic song by Amy Winehouse from a completely new perspective.
Constantly taking risks and breaking barriers that the music industry imposes on language, Medina offers bilingual lyrics while attracting a new generation of “Latinx” fans.
Watch trailer “Locura” https://youtu.be/cKnm5Asi6_g
Watch video “Sorry Seems The Hardest Word” https://youtu.be/At5HPtaEhTk
NPR (3/22/2023) https://www.nprillinois.org/2023-03-22/alt-latinos-spring-playlist-karol-g-diamante-electrico-and-more
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