Ria Del Mar, based in Miami, is a Grit Daily contributor and an empowered, free-spirited female singer with a rebellious heart. Growing up in a religious Colombian/Cuban Hispanic household created many restrictions for the singer, which encouraged her to break out and find her voice as a singer and songwriter. Ria Del Mar began singing at the age of 8 and continued her path at open mic nights in college. After a falling out with her first producer she didn’t record again until she was 22. Ria creates music for the soul centered on being an independent woman. You can feel her emotions and passionate, alternative vibe in her deep, soothing, sultry, soulful voice with a jazzy, bilingual twist.