Born: October 19 Primary Instrument: Vocalist
Rosa Ena Campos was born in the lush volcanic Canary Island of Tenerife. She began her musical journey by studying classical clarinet, and later channeled her passion into improvisational singing focusing on Jazz, Bossa Nova, and indian music. Recently she recorded THE MOON IN ME, a CD that interprets Carlos Antonio Jobim classics in her unique versatile style and includes original compositions that fuse scat, konnakol (South Indian improvisation), and flamenco.
Another facet of Rosa Ena’s passion is her love of Zen which she considers the “Jazz” of spirituality. She practiced Zazen meditation for years and specializes in the art of Haiku, a powerful “improvisational” tool for spiritual integration and Enlightenment. She developed an innovative system to help others transform life into a poetic adventure by living each moment as a “paperless” Haiku. She shares this process in her book PAPERLESS HAIKUS.
Nutrition makes up the third strand in Rosa Ena’s life. From a young age she began to explore the connection between food and consciousness and soon realized that what goes into the stomach comes out in the mind. She adopted the Macrobiotic lifestyle and spent four years apprenticing under Michio and Aveline Kushi at their home in Boston. During this time she attended Lesley College and graduated with a degree in Holistic Nutrition. Rosa Ena is currently working on a book called STOMACH-MIND YOGA that reveals the link between eating, feeling, and being.
Music, Zen, and Food are the three braids that weave through Rosa Ena’s life. Through the power of music, the wisdom of poetry, and the grace of nutrition she open minds, soften hearts, nourish bodies, and inspires the transformation of our planet into a healthier, happier, more peaceful place.
The Moon in Me (REC/Monkey Mind Records, 2011)
Tracks: The Flamenca Weeper; Throw it Away; Dindi; Modinha; Corcovado; How Insensitive; O Pato; Retrato em Branco e Preto; Con-Fusion.
Personnel: Rosa Ena Campos: Voice; Polo Ortí: Piano; Luismo Valladares: Bass; Javier Pérez: Percussion.
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