Nada Rosa is an otherworldly audio/visual experience and band led by artist, filmmaker, and performer, Brandi Diaz. A blend of psychedelic rock and soul that takes roots in latin rhythms, ’60s-inspired garage, and surf, Nada Rosa delivers a spiritual and interdisciplinary dreamscape that fuses elements of ecstatic dance during performances to bring sonic layers to life. Short films and visual poems often accompany songs to allow the music to come alive inside the minds of listeners.
What began the idea for Nada Rosa was a desire to create space to celebrate, dance, grieve, heal, and connect all parts of the songwriter’s personal experiences simultaneously. Her songs emerged from a time of loss, withdrawal and self-reflection, and became a way to celebrate and honor her sacred femininity, independence, and cultural lineage. Nada Rosa uses music to confront themes of longing, memory, present awareness, joy and the fear of forgetting her past. Songs and films become letters; to herself, family, friends, spaces, lovers, and other lifetimes, in an attempt at embodied self-preservation and universal connection.
The name Nada Rosa signifies the concept of infinite potential (everything comes from nothingness/nada) and Rosa comes from the name of her maternal Grandmother, who represents authenticity, power and strength. Among the band’s biggest influences are Pixies, Santo y Jonny, and Khruangbin.
Artists Support Program 2022: Nunca Olvides, an album of original songs on themes of memory, loss, and unconditional love.