la negra grew up listening to Motown classics, jazz vocalists, Bossa-Nova and Rap, that inspired her to write her first poems, and later on songs. Hip-Hop and R&B artists during the 90s became her most significant influence, being her source of inspiration that shaped her style, both as a singer and a dancer.
Jazz and 90s soulful sound had become her trademark.
She mentions Aaliyah, TLC, Jill Scott, J Dilla, Mos Def, Stevie Wonder, Lalah Hathaway, 2Pac, Esperanza Spalding, Gregory Porter, A Tribe Called Quest, Sarah Vaughan, Billie Holiday, Nina Simone, Common, Erykah Badu, Whitney Houston, Will Smith, Vivian Green amongst others, as the artists that had a great impact in her life.
She has been travelling to study her craft and to work with other artists from around the world.
"la negra stands out with strong commited messages on her songs and a deep soulfoul voice"
- NICOLA Arts