Rita Indiana

Rita Indiana
Rita Indiana

Born and raised in Santo Domingo, Rita Indiana expanded her horizons through frequent visits to her father, who like so many Dominicans, had established a business in the US. Rita attended the same Catholic school for 14 years – El Colegio Calasanz; she then entered the Universidad Autononoma in Santo Domingo where she studied art history, a career which she abandoned a year later as she would subsequently abandon the School of Design of Altos de Chavon to pen her first novel, “Estrategia de Chochueca” (2000); “Estrategia de Chocueca” tells the story of a group of adolescents who steal a sound system at a rave in a particularly dark and depressing Santo Domingo. The following novel “Papi” (2004), where the pain and glory of a messianic New York Dominican street guy is seen through the eyes of his eight year old daughter. Both books have been absorbed into the US intellectual community and are used in literature courses in universities such as Harvard, NYU, Cornell and others.

After a stint as a performance artist, creative publicist, nanny, and housekeeper in a hotel in Puerto Rico, Rita produced the record Altar Epandex in duo with Miti Miti – the resultant production was a rustic mix of electronics, merengue and gagá, and was declared by New York City’s Daily News one of the top 5 indie jewels of 2008. In 2009 Rita returned to the Dominican Republic with a songbook of compositions penned by her in Puerto Rico; there she formed the band Rita Indiana y Los Misterios, a synthesis of her life interests – conceptual art, popular music and the magical, mystical Afrocaribbean rhythms and traditions. The project was an instant craze, going viral on Youtube, Facebook and causing the name Rita Indiana to become household terminology in the Dominican Republic, where she is known as “La Mon’tra.” Rita is currently writing the screenplay for a movie by the group Calle 13, directed by Puerto Rican director of note Noelia Quintero Herencia, while she prepares for the fall release of the debut production of Rita Indiana & Los Misterios EL JUIDERO, under the auspices of Premium Latin Music, Inc., the indie Dominican Label that propelled Aventura to worldwide stardom.




El Juidero

El Juidero

"Rita Indiana is one of the most creative artists to hit Latin Alternative music in the last few years. Before delving into music, she was already an award-winning writer with a cult following in her native Dominican Republic. In the tradition of Latin songwriter/storytellers, Rita Indiana is a master of describing fleeting moments of everyday life which are actually deeply symbolic. For those who don’t understand the lyrics, fear not: Her fast beats and Afro-Caribbean percussive elements will have you dancing in your seat." -NPR

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discography

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  1. 1. Bajito a selva
    genre
    Latin Alternative, World Music
    tags
    latin alternative, rita indiana, spanish rock, electronica, latin rock, mambo, merengue
    album
    El juidero
    released
    10/12/2010
    bpm
    103
    4:59
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  2. 2. Como un ladron en la noche
    genre
    Latin Alternative, World Music
    tags
    latin alternative, rita indiana, spanish rock, electronica, latin rock, mambo, merengue
    album
    El juidero
    released
    10/10/2010
    bpm
    121
    3:11
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  3. 3. Da pa lo do
    genre
    Latin Alternative, World Music
    tags
    latin alternative, rita indiana, spanish rock, electronica, latin rock, mambo, merengue
    album
    El juidero
    released
    10/12/2010
    bpm
    160
    5:25
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  4. 4. El blu del pino pong
    genre
    Latin Alternative, World Music
    tags
    latin alternative, rita indiana, spanish rock, electronica, latin rock, mambo, merengue
    album
    El juidero
    released
    10/12/2010
    bpm
    163
    4:48
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  5. 5. El juidero
    genre
    Latin Alternative, World Music
    tags
    latin alternative, rita indiana, spanish rock, electronica, latin rock, mambo, merengue
    album
    El juidero
    released
    10/12/2010
    bpm
    82
    3:57
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  6. 6. Equibol
    genre
    Latin Alternative, World Music
    tags
    latin alternative, rita indiana, spanish rock, electronica, latin rock, mambo, merengue
    album
    El juidero
    released
    10/12/2010
    bpm
    140
    15:27
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  7. 7. Flores de fuego
    genre
    Latin Alternative, World Music
    tags
    latin alternative, rita indiana, spanish rock, electronica, latin rock, mambo, merengue
    album
    El juidero
    released
    10/12/2010
    bpm
    165
    4:36
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  8. 8. Guarara
    genre
    Latin Alternative, World Music
    tags
    latin alternative, rita indiana, spanish rock, electronica, latin rock, mambo, merengue
    album
    El juidero
    released
    11/12/2009
    bpm
    111
    2:22
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  9. 9. La hora de volve
    genre
    Latin Alternative, World Music
    tags
    latin alternative, rita indiana, spanish rock, electronica, latin rock, mambo, merengue
    album
    El juidero
    released
    10/12/2010
    bpm
    156
    4:02
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  10. 10. Oigo voces
    genre
    Latin Alternative, World Music
    tags
    latin alternative, rita indiana, spanish rock, electronica, latin rock, mambo, merengue
    album
    El juidero
    released
    10/12/2010
    bpm
    54
    4:21
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  11. 11. Pasame a buca
    genre
    Latin Alternative, World Music
    tags
    latin alternative, rita indiana, spanish rock, electronica, latin rock, mambo, merengue
    album
    El juidero
    released
    10/12/2010
    bpm
    119
    5:45
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