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Celebrating NHHM with “Tropical Rockstar” Xinola

Still from “Shapeshifter Energy Sessions"

Dominican-Colombian singer-songwriter, art director, and audiovisual producer Xinola “is an experience ‘ni de aqui ni de alla (not from here, not from there)’.”
The musician is described as “authentic Caribbean fruit” with “Latin flavor and American flow. A jazz singer whose language is Spanglish inspired by the strength of all women and the eternal sound of migration.”

I had the pleasure of chatting with her about what Hispanic Heritage Month means to her, and why celebrating it is so important. I also asked about her amazing music, such as “Shapeshifter” and its accompanying video that gives off a signature island summer vibe. You can feel her bright energy through the screen that perfectly goes along with her beautiful voice, (Spanglish) lyrics, and melodies. Her style is extremely unique, and she is a total (tropical) rockstar that is sure to go far.

“Everything started freestyling bachata and folklore in a Santo Domingo colmado,” says her website.

Rauli V ‘Can’t FeeL’ But We Feel Rauli V

Rauli V "Can't Feel" (feat. Alireza) Cover Art

Over the weekend, In Your Memory vocalist, Omar Veras released an incredibly powerful debut single as Rauli V with the arguably Alt-Metal track, “Can’t FeeL” featuring fellow Washington DC area musician, rapper, and vocalist of Louder Than Quiet, Alireza. ‘Debut’ feels like the right term even though Rauli V has released a cover of Bad Bunny’s “Dakiti” and an album, “Renditions” featuring other covers by Bad Bunny as well as a number of other artists including SAINt JHN, Trippie Redd, and Bring Me The Horizon under the Rauli V moniker earlier in the year.