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ROSA Vocal Group

Interweaving cultures, blending sounds and rethinking gender (roles)

ROSA vocal group gathers women from 4 different continents with a mission to nurture and rekindle traditional Serbian singing, one of the most heterogeneous musical traditions in the Balkans which dates decades, often centuries back, and has been surviving in rural areas of Serbia and the surrounding countries.

Encompassing intercultural dialogue, female camaraderie, and cultural preservation in the 21st century, vocal group ROSA is a sonic endeavour of how you can nurture something local within a global community, bringing rural sounds into an urban environment and reviving ancient songs within a contemporary musical framework. 

Formed in 2014 in New York City, ROSA has performed at numerous and critically acclaimed venues - The Kennedy Center, MoMA, Carnegie Hall, Boston University Theater, The Collective School of Music, Mendocino Festival, Golden Festival, as well as at fund-raising events for Balkan communities in need.

In 2018 ROSA performed at a sold-out concert at Carnegie Hall titled Sounds of Serbia and Peace First Summit hosted by the philanthropist and Barack Obama’s sister Maya Soetoro-Ng. In 2020 ROSA was featured on a Grammy-nominated album ONA by Thana Alexa, and 2 weeks later on Slavo Rican Assembly’s Intercosmic album released on Riverboat Records. 

ROSA is currently preparing its debut album which will feature guest appearances of artists from all over the globe, including Snarky Puppy’s band leader and multi-instrumentalist Michael League.

New York Folklore Society (NYFS), East European Folklife Center (EEFC), Brooklyn Arts Council (BAC), LeitMotiv Arts and Cambridge Global Arts have endorsed ROSA.

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