is a Colombian
songwriter, singer and guitarist.
Herrera is a doctor in Colombia and currently holds a surgical post in London
, where she resides.
Herrera studied music at Goldsmiths, University of London
. At the beginning of her musical studies, Herrera auditioned for a chance to legally busk
on the London Underground
. During one of her busking sessions in early 2004 she was heard by BBC
presenter Charlie Gillett
, who invited her to perform live on his radio show, which is transmitted worldwide via the BBC World Service
.During subsequent years, Herrera has performed at many venues including the Queen Elizabeth Hall
, Ronnie Scott's, the WOMAD
festival, the Wexford Opera Festival, Cork Jazz Festival
and many other places, venues and festivals in England
, as well as mainland Europe.
Herrera's repertoire explores the convergence of the idiosyncratic rhythms of South America and the Caribbean with lyrics that examine human feelings and question the influence of modern society in our lives.