Born in Lima, Peru and raised in New York and South America, Violeta has cultivated an eclectic vision. She draws her inspiration from musical styles from various cultures and genres. Young and vibrant, her voice is a bridge between the dance rhythms that drive her music and her lyrics that convey tranquilizing inebriation.
Her early years in Peru coupled with the international flavor she experienced later growing up in New York impacted her creative process, which is displayed in her music, creating a unique mélange of sounds, songs and instruments from around the world.
Violeta’s writing and vocal performances have already been recognized by many in the music industry. She can be heard throughout the film The Highest Pass where she sang improvisations on Narayan Call, Goddess Call and The Climb featured in the film’s soundtrack. She co-wrote and performed “Estoy” in The Latin Project‘s debut album under Electric Monkey Records (2003). She has performed in front of 20,000 people at Madison Square Garden as a back-up singer for Gloria Estefan, lent her vocal improvisations to music by drummer Robin DiMaggio, sang at the inauguration of Biosphere II in Arizona, performed at Sol Festival ’98, A World Music and Human Rights Benefit. In addition to these outstanding achievements, Violeta has had radio airplay, and was honored by winning in the world music category of the John Lennon Songwriting Contest for her original composition “Aiyo Kulen,” with music by Carlos Torres.
Violeta has her own publishing and recording label Wild Violet Music. Her CD entitled Enchanted Fields is a mixture of musical elements from around the globe as well as popular influences. It is a work of joy and introspective reflection. In it she is accompanied by outstanding musicians such as renown sitarist Rahul Sakyaputra, Bombay music industry acclaimed tabla artist Ramesh Kumar, Ricardo “Tiki” Pasillas on drums, percussion and percussive effects, Paul Livingstone on sitar (2 tracks), Daniel Seeff on bass and electric guitar who also co-wrote the music on ‘Fly’, Cindy Harding on wind instruments and percussive effects, guitarist/composer Ciro Hurtado who also produced and arranged seven tracks, with the participation of artist Solar Power producer and co-author of the electronic dance mixes in the album, and Kenny Negrete co-author and producer of the track ‘Murmur’ with the participation of Ariel Albornoz on electric guitar.
One of the TOP BEST 25 CDs reviewed in Music Connection.
A compelling blend of world beat sounds and drum & base textures comes from this Peruvian solo artist whose voice is strong, warm and enveloping. “Wakeup Mix” is a d&b pop vocal that combines DJ Cheb I Sabba-like sonics and organic world music flavors (tabla) to nice effect. “Nanase” has sitar throughout and an intoxicating vocal. “The Magic That You Are” could be the best track here, especially in the vocals, which contribute to the hypnotic spell and cements the inviting, all-inclusive new age message of this CD. A ready-to-distribute project.- Music Connection 2002
An Eco Designer by trade, her clothes have been featured in national and international magazines. She has been interviewed on television in the U.S. and Europe; dressed luminaries in the music and film industry; and shown her collections at MOCA Geffen Museum in Los Angeles. In 2010, she created the brand ORG by vio®. As Founder of ORG by vio®, Violeta works on creative design projects in collaboration with indigenous communities in the Amazon to promote their arts and crafts, incorporating their millenary work into contemporary designs, as a means to generate a sustainable economy for the stewards of the most biodiverse ecosystem.