Originally from Caracas, Venezuela, and born into Moroccan/Sephardic, Greek, and Turkish ancestry, my early verbal and musical exposure created the imprint for a life-long yearning to sing the music of my roots and explore the many rich musical traditions that have touched my heart. Since beginning my love affair with singing over 20 years ago, I have found a heartfelt and culturally diverse sound that has been enjoyed at concerts, rituals, weddings, parties and other events in the San Francisco Bay Area. Drawing from a multi-lingual/cultural background, it is my passion to take you on a journey to the far reaches of the earth, tasting and savoring the flavors of these musical stories that enliven hearts!
I am in love with the diverse, rich traditions of North and West Africa, Brazil, First Nations, Jazz, and Latin America, in addition to American Popular music. My offerings include vocals in over 7 languages from around the world, and instrumental performance for concerts, celebrations, and rituals.
"Renee powerfully channels spirit into voice. Her playful use of tone and texture in song and wordless sounds is an authentic transmission of heartfelt wisdom. She stays deeply rooted in the web of her current and multiple ancestral cultural backgrounds, all while expressing her uniquely personal emotional experience. Hearing Renee - or better yet, singing along with her - is an opportunity to be moved, transported, and inspired." - Fred Werner
“Renee's music never ceases to uplift and lighten my spirit. My feet are especially grateful to her for all the dances her songs have inspired!” -Estelle Frankel