Valerie Rosa is a Puerto Rican born multidisciplinary artist. Musician, singer, performer, researcher, DJ, host, creator, and producer of the podcast Radio Caracol. Valerie graduated with a BA in Interdisciplinary Studies from the University of Puerto Rico, and also holds a BM in Music 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. Regarding her performance career, Valerie have had the opportunity of performing in Sadler’s Wells Theatre in London and was a recipient of the Opera Awards Foundation, and the Waverley Fund. In October 2020 Valerie also had the opportunity to perform in the composition of Paraguayan artist Nara García called Semilla. This project was presented virtually for the Changing Music in a Changing Climate event in the Royal Northern College of Music in collaboration with PRiSM (The RNCM Centre for Practice & Research in Science & Music).
In Puerto Rico, Valerie has been part of various choirs such as the Lyrical Chorus of Puerto Rico, The University of Puerto Rico Chorus, and was also able to perform with the Puerto Rico Symphonic Orchestra Foundation in a role of a Puerto Rican Opera by composer Alberto Guidobaldi. Moreover, 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 has also been part of non-profit music ensembles in the island with the mission of educating communities about the Afro-Caribbean musical heritage of Puerto Rico. Her work mainly revolves around music, and that is what she is most passionate about. Recently, Valerie has been working in projects that contribute to the analysis, preservation and the broadcast of Caribbean and Latin music and artists, as well as its relationship with society and the world.Currently, Valerie is a MMus student in Ethnomusicology at King's College London where she researches topics on Latin American music.