ROSA REBECKA performs the song "JONAH'S SONG" for BalconyTV.
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PRESENTED BY MATT CALDER
MICROPHONES BY RODE
Born in Gothenburg to a Swedish mother and an American father, Rosa Rebecka was raised in a musical family by the lakes of southern Sweden. She wrote songs and poetry from the age of five, and eventually started playing the flute and guitar.
She left Sweden for Devon, England, in 1998, and spent three years studying music at Dartinton, composing her songs and jamming with her fellow students.
After her graduation, she went on to work as a musician for Wren Music, a community music charity. She chose to stay in Devon, where she still lives, leading choirs, giving singing tuition and performing.
In 2003, she recorded the album Water Carvings. It was made in memory of her late husband Tom, a gentle and much-loved young man who died in cancer earlier that year.
In concert, Rosa Rebecka’s haunting and intimate songs are alternated with traditional music; Swedish heartrending love songs and joyous polskas, her powerful voice a capella, accompanied by her guitar or soaring over the lingering note of the Tibetan singing bowl. She links the songs together through flute tunes and stories, adding yet another texture to the experience.
Rosa Rebecka released the album Untold in 2008, produced by Rob Waite. This lead to the BBC hailing her as a ‘fresh and altogether captivating talent’.
CREDITS / SPONSORS
CITY PARTNER - http://www.visitexeter.com
Audio - Big Tree. http://www.bigtreestudio.co.uk
Camera - Cate Calder.
Thanks to The Phoenix Exeter.
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