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‘Straight from the heart’
Diana Gameros (main), occasionally joined by Raúl Vargas (mouth harp, castanets), Kenan O’Brian (bass) and Isaac Weiser (flute, melodica)
Latin-tinged, emotive, acoustic classical songwriting. Releases inclued 'Eterno Retorno' (2013). Performances with BAMM include ‘Para Papa’.
Few acts take the breath away as succinctly as Diana Gameros, whose combination of amazing vocals, passionate song delivery, intricate musicianship and quietly confident stage presence is truly something to behold.
It’s a talent she has been honing for some time now, having developed a musical slant from childhood. Over the years her confidence has justifiably grown. “I'm more adventurous when choosing instrumentation and developing sonic textures for my songs,” she explains. “I'm less afraid to experiment with new sounds.” And what exactly are those sounds? How would she describe them? “The result of a mariachi band composed of brazilian-pop musicians playing a quiet show at a coffee shop in Paris.”
Diana’s on-stage kit has now graduated to including a Takamine (an electric-acoustic guitar) and a P-120 Yamaha electric piano. Her technical know-how and prowess is further highlighted by the fact that she lists experimental composer Phillip Glass as one of her major influences. In terms of other artists who she draws creative inspiration from, she “won’t name specific people.I listen to a lot of traditional ethnic music from all over the world; I’ve always been fascinated by allthe differenttechniques, rhythmsand approachthat eachculture offers with its music. But I also love dreamy, spacious, minimalist modern music.”
The BAMM Questionnaire
What would be your dream gig/venue?
Playing a show with Glass, Chavela Vargas, Jónsi, Esperanza Spalding, Shankar, Juan Albarrán, Gilberto Gil, Waters and Altagracia Estupiñan, all on stage performing the same music at the Cuadrángulo de las Monjas. Hey! You added the word "dream" on there...
What event would prove to yourself that you've "made it"?
One gig at a time is bliss.
'Anonanimal' by Andrew Bird.
Who's a hero of yours?
Drink of choice?
If you had to make a pretty girl/guy laugh, what's your joke?
I'd have to give up on the pretty guy, I'm horrible at jokes!!!
I had a really great time!Everyone was very organized, professional and friendly. I never saw any of the staff going crazy or stressed out during the production of the videos. Great energy all-around, which allowed me to flow freely during my performance. I left there feeling very "ligerita"!