Valerie Rosa is a Puerto Rican born soprano, musicologist and DJ based in London. Regarding her academic background, Valerie graduated with a BA in Interdisciplinary Studies from the Faculty of Humanities in the University of Puerto Rico, and also holds a BM in Music Performance from the Conservatory of Music of Puerto Rico. In the U.K. she graduated from a master’s degree in the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester and accomplished a second master's in the the Ethnomusicology programme at King's College London.
In Puerto Rico,Valerie had the opportunity of sharing stage as backing vocalist with renowned salsa legend Willie Colón for his 50th Anniversary concert in the Coliseum of Puerto Rico, José Miguel Agrelot. She also had the opportunity of being part of non-profit music ensembles in the island with the mission of educating communities about the Afro-Caribbean musical heritage of Puerto Rico. You can find her spinning records around London, as well as working with local charities advocating for Latinxs and ethnic minorities in the city. Her work mainly revolves around music, and that is what she is most passionate about. As a DJ and scholar, Valerie has been working in projects that contribute to the analysis, preservation, creation and promotion of Puerto Rican, Caribbean and Latin American music and artists, as well as its relationship with society and the world. Make sure you tune in her monthly show Mazacote with Voices Radio.