Naisa S. Santana Rivera
Thank you for checking out my song!
My name is Naisa S. Santana Rivera and I’m a 17yr old self taught percussionist and music producer from Puerto Rico. Since I was little I’ve been involved with folkloric groups, which guided my music journey. I’ve taken my time to study and learn rhythms from different cultures as I like to blend them and create my own content.
With the virus and everything else going on, I’ve taken this time to focus more on my music. Everyday I’ve been creating different melodies which I then add my own percussion recordings, my forte. I am mainly focused in latin and afro-caribbean music, blending them both with other rhythms and genres from around the world. In the future, I hope to continue studying afro-caribbean rhythms, mostly Puerto Rican rhythms. This with the idea of letting our culture be known internationally.
One of the things that inspired me to create this piece was the song called “Milo” by the Puerto Rican rapper and writer René Juan Pérez Joglar, better known as Residente. As I mentioned, I like to blend rhythms from other cultures and countries, that’s how Reborn was created. I like to consider it a chinese-inspired piece to which I added a melody I’d created. In the background you can hear a piece of percussion that I played. I also feel that Reborn makes reference to sounds from Renaissance times. In Spanish, Renaissance translates to “renacimiento”, to which a literal translation would be “reborn”.
I hope you enjoy it!