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Daniela Serna

OneBeat 2014 Fellow

Composer, Percussionist

Bogotá, Colombia

Daniela Serna is a Bogotá-based composer, percussionist and sound artist. As both a performer and educator, she has worked in traditional Colombian cumbia, porro, fandgo and currulao music styles, as well as global rock and pop. She is the founder of two active ensembles: Aguasalá, an all-female Caribbean folk band and La Mera Arrabalera, a sextet fusing tropical raspa music with latin jazz and merengue. She recently presented “Bullerengue Covers,” a sound installation exploring the sonics of tambour alegre (hand drum) and surrounding space. In 2012, Daniela won a Señal Radio Colombia contest to perform with legendary folk-singer Petrona Martínez.