María Rivas (singer)

Venezuelan singer

María Rivas (January 26, 1960 – September 19, 2019) was a Venezuelan Latin jazz singer,[1] composer, and painter.

María Rivas
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Rivas in 2010
Background information
Born(1960-01-26)January 26, 1960
Caracas, Venezuela
DiedSeptember 19, 2019(2019-09-19) (aged 59)
Miami, Florida, U.S
GenresLatin jazz
Occupation(s)Singer, composer
Years active1983–2019
Websitewww.mariarivasjazz.com

LifeEdit

Rivas was born in Caracas. Rivas became a leading voice in the region's environmental movement, and her musical message as a composer often had ecological undertones. Rivas recorded eleven albums as a soloist. Her latest CD, MOTIVOS, was released in 2018 [2] and nominated for a Latin Grammy for the 19th Annual Latin Grammy Awards.[3]

She performed live in Colombia, Brazil, Austria, the Netherlands, Italy, Switzerland, France, Germany, Portugal, Panama, Puerto Rico, Spain, Great Britain, the Dominican Republic, and the United States.

Rivas died on September 19, 2019 at a Miami hospital of cancer at the age of 59.[4]

DiscographyEdit

  • Primogénito (first Compact Disc made in Venezuela, 1990)
  • Manduco (1992)
  • Mapalé (1994)
  • Muaré (1996)
  • Café Negrito (1999)
  • En Concierto: Maria Rivas y Aldemaro Romero (2003),
  • Aquador (Soloist and Composer, 2005)
  • María Rivas: 18 Grandes Éxitos (2006)
  • Pepiada Queen (2007)
  • Live Lunch Break (Recorded Live, 2010)
  • Motivos (2018)

ReferencesEdit

  1. Lord, Tom (1998). The jazz discography. Lord Music Reference. ISBN 978-1-881993-06-3. Retrieved 8 August 2011.
  2. https://store.cdbaby.com/cd/mariarivas
  3. https://www.latingrammy.com/en/nominees?genre=38
  4. Suena triste ‘El Manduco’: Cáncer acaba con la vida de la cantante María Rivas (in Spanish)

Other websitesEdit