Karina's Onesheet (excerpts) -Karina Nuvo couples classic musical influences with her own heartfelt instincts and authenticity, resulting in an unrivaled sound best described as "Nuvo Soul". Her vocal styling conveys a sultry unapologetic power, balanced by her sensual clarity and broadened along a gospel / rock edge. She writes and sings fluently in both English and Spanish, extending her appeal across cultures. Her music encompasses all cultures, races and genders - gospel, R&B, disco, and Latin jazz. Karina has finished her highly anticipated Debut album "NUVOSOUL", in both English and Spanish, which she co-wrote and produced. It blends all that is true to Karina's style. There's Soul, Jazz , R&B and Latin all mixed in to a truly unique and inspiring Album. In particular, her record includes a spicy salsa-flavored rendition of Shining Star, Karina's homage to the group that has influenced her the most, Earth, Wind and Fire. Her message is honest and positive. Her delivery is uplifting.
She is determined to spearhead a bilingual soulful sound and hopes to one day bring her music back to her parents homeland. Karina is polished and ready to take on the world with her music and style. .Karina says, "My music is what I've created from all the things that truly inspire me. Its NUVO SOUL."
NUVOSOUL Q&A:DCB: I read that you had an "initial bout with stage fright". During this time, what was your most challenging experience? Do you remember when you overcame the phobia?
KN: Well its not as extreme at this time but I am still quite nervous before a show. My most challenging experience was any time it was a competition, I hate contests , everyone has there own style and should be judged individually. DCB: When did you begin writing and performing your music in the Miami area? What groups were you performing with at that time?
KN: I did some events around town sponsored by a radio station with a song I co-wrote called LOVE GAMES, but then I started feeling sick after moving to Los Angeles. DCB: While in California, you suffered a medical set back that pretty much shelved your career for six years. While you were not performing, it sounds like you were still cultivating your network of connections. What actions did you take to keep in touch with your associates?
KN: I actually wasn't in contact with anyone , I was quite depressed over my physical condition and didn't have the will to deal with anyone in the music business. Then I had my last surgery and I was feeling better when I got up to sing at a party and as they say in the" GODFATHER PT 3 "They pulled me back in" hehe. DCB: Of all your performances, what is the most memorable?
KN: My Most memorable moment so far is my first sold out show in Orlando thanks to 103.1 (WLOQ fm) for playing my songs on the radio.
The power of RADIO is unbelievable and that night was amazing.DCB: Do you think you will have the opportunity to perform in Cuba?
KN: From your mouth to Gods ears, but when I am free to sing what I want there and its people are free to listen.