LatAm Beats: Ava, deep soul from Brazil
Ava Rocha, a multi-disciplinary artist from Rio de Janeiro, describes herself as a "warrior for art, creation, invention".
With her dark expressive voice and pared-down arrangements she creates music that is haunting and compelling.
Ava is the daughter of renowned Brazilian filmmaker Glauber Rocha, and she herself has made feature-length art films and experimental videos.
Her father died when she was very young but she says he is a major inspiration.
Her mother is Colombian, and the singer believes being a part of Brazilian culture and yet detached from it is important to her creativity.
Ava's first album Diurno (Daytime) was released in 2011.
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