This term is Italian, taken from the Latin diva, which means “goddess” or “divine one.” The use of the term is meant to suggest that a woman is so incredibly talented that her voice in performance approaches the divine.
As we get closer to #1 I would like to add my definition to the above description.
A "diva" to me is a woman performer who takes my mind to a place it can not relax in.
When I'm watching her, I can not focus during the performance, I watch her face, her eyes, her feet,
the instrument she may be playing, the audience reaction, and the music just seems to float by.
And when the performance is over I want a "reply" button, to try to focus on other things I missed the first time around.
We are now in "diva" territory. Enter at your own risk!
She can stand in front of the bandstand of her Ro/Punk band and talk shit to you, then she will sit at the piano, smile and take your heart away! She takes a rhythmic semi punk sound, surrounds herself with wonderful musicians and brings the genre to a universal acceptance.
|Yula Beeri, thehivenyc.com|
Yula is so much more than a pianist...leader, singer, composer, writer, actress and creator of all things good.
here is a sample and my favorite: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9iqz9uRtOuY
...maker of Honey at The Hive, promoter of artistic events to improve her community, encouraging peace in life...
...here is a composition that best shows the simplistic charm of Yula...
..just added May 9th, Yula's latest: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9b63Dgtk2jE
Yula Beeri, #6.
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