Farina 'La Nena Fina': Singer Talks Career, Love Life, Performs Live For Latin Times [INTERVIEW]

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The Colombian Urban artist Farina, visited Latin Times offices in New York City to promote her music. Watch the interview here! Photo: Courtesy

For the first time in her career, Roc Nation Latin Artist Farina reaches the Top 10 of the Monitor Latino Urban Chart in Colombia with the single “Mejor que Yo?” In a genre dominated by men, Farina, has broken through barriers leading the way for the next generation of women in the urban genre.

The single was produced by hitmakers A&X-Alcover & Xtassy. The video for the single is close to reaching 4 million views on YouTube just a month after it’s release.

Wyclef Jean nominated Farina for the “Artist of Tomorrow” Campaign in conjunction with the 59th GRAMMY Awards and CBS.com; she was the only Latin Artist nominated. Wyclef Jean has become a mentor and musical godfather to Farina.

She is one of these rare artists who through her poetic songwriting, edgy command of storytelling, ability to sing and rap while flawlessly weaving dancehall, reggae, reggaetón, trap, rap, pop and folklore genres with the sensibility and vulnerability of a woman’s perspective giving life to her persona La Nena Fina.

The Colombian Urban artist visited Latin Times offices in New York City to promote her music and to perform at the Soulfrito Music Festival. During her interview via Facebook Live, "La Nena Fina" spoke about her career, love life, plans for the future and her style. Watch the video below.

Born in Medellin, Colombia, a country that has produced some of the brightest stars to come out of Latin America, Farina, which in Arabic means “unique” and Pao (her surname) the Chinese meaning for “wrap around,” refer to her maternal and paternal ancestry and a diverse combination of cultures and heritage that are at the core of her artistry.

With talent, charisma and youthfulness she is set to become the next Latina global superstar.

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Shirley Gomez has been exposed to many aspects of the art world. Besides being a Fashion Journalist, she studied Fashion Styling and Fashion Styling for Men at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City, Interior Design at UNIBE and Fashion Design at ITSMJ Fashion School in the Dominican Republic. She worked as a Fashion Journalist, Fashion Stylist and Social Media Manager at one of the most recognized magazines in the Dominican Republic, Oh! Magazine, as an occasional Entertainment Journalist, of the prestigious newspaper “Listín Diario”, as well as a fashion collaborator of a radio show aired in 100.9 FM SuperQ. When Shirley is not writing you can find her listening Demi Lovato or Beyonce's songs, decorating her apartment or watching Family Feud.