Taking inspiration from her classical music background and the desire to decolonize her euro-centric training, STEFA’s work honors her ancestrxs, allowing her to question her own existence and navigate her multidimensional identity. Using harmonies, looping, and improvisation, she creates sonic worlds where her and her audience can live together for a brief moment.
Her solo work has led her to perform at National Sawdust (Sepalina EP Release, opening for Madame Gandhi), Brooklyn Museum (Radical Women Latin American Art: 1964-1986, Cuerpxs Radicales special programming), Weinerfestwochen's 'Performeum' (Vienna, 2017) Museo del Barrio, Nublu, Rough Trade, Elsewhere and more. As part of TrueQue Residencia Artistica (Ayampe, Ecuador 2017), she facilitated her first voice workshop, Cantos Primitivos//Primitive Songs, after 20 years of studying voice. She is part of NYU Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics' EmergeNYC 2019 cohort.
Her debut EP 'Sepalina' was released via Figure & Ground Records on September 14. You can support her by purchasing it at stefa.bandcamp.com.