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Raquel Z. Rivera & Ojos de Sofia

Raquel Z. Rivera & Ojos de Sofia

Latin / Roots / World New York, NY  US


  • Sat

    Aug 29

    Santurce, PR, US | 9:00pm

    Raquel Z. Rivera & Ojos de Sofía: música jíbara, boleros, bachata, bomba y salves dominicanas. canciones originales y clásicas. Enoch & Los Elegidos: ¡palos dominicanos!

  • 2015

    Apr 26

    Santa Fe, NM, US | 7:30pm

    For details, please contact GIG Performance Space: bruce@brucedunlap.com

  • 2015

    Apr 26

    Albuquerque, NM, US | 1:00pm

    Raquel Z. Rivera & Ojos de Sofia will give a talk and musical demonstration on the Caribbean genres that the band focuses on: música jíbara and bomba from Puerto Rico, and bachata and palos from the Dominican Republic. Come learn about the centuries-old Ibero-Afro-American poetic form known as décimas that appears in much of this music. Come listen to these performers talk about tradition and change while sharing stories of why these genres are so important to them.

  • 2015

    Apr 25

    Albuquerque, NM, US | 7:30pm
  • 2014

    Oct 4

    New York, NY, US | 8:00pm

    Raquel Z. Rivera & Ojos de Sofía play Las Décimas del Amargue & Other Songs of Love. Neo-folk original songs inspired by Puerto Rican and Dominican jíbaro music, bachata, bomba and salves. Plus classic Latin American American boleros.


  • Las 7 salves de La Magdalena CD cover. Photo by Jorge Vazquez. Design by Zachari Fabri.
  • Singer-songwriter and director Raquel Z. Rivera. Photo by Jorge Vazquez.
  • Las 7 salves de La Magdalena CD release in Puerto Rico, 10/2010. Photo by Josue Guarionex.


Sounds Like: Julieta Venegas Oficial, Inti Illimani­, Joan Soriano, Juan Luis Guerra, Lila Downs

Bio: Raquel Z. Rivera & Ojos de Sofia weave together Puerto Rican jibaro music and bomba with Dominican salves and bachata. Their neo-folk approach to world music is highly danceable and filtered through a quirky New York City aesthetic. Their first album Las 7 salves de La Magdalena / 7 Songs of Prai...See Full Bio

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Recent Blogs

Las 7 salves: Intro essay and lyrics
Jan 18, 2011

* * * CLICK THE FOLLOWING LINK for the Intro essay in English: http://raquelzri... [more]


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