'Gitesha' Diana Hernandez - Vocalist, Songwriter, Poet, Artist
Diana Gitesha Hernandez, also known as
"Gitesha" is a interdiciplinary artist.
A singer, a poet, painter, educator,
printmaker, drum student, massage
therapist, zen meditator, mother and yoga
instructor, she continues to evolve each form
with dedication, vision and commitment.
She studied music with the great pianist
Barry Harris, drums with Billy Kay and vocal
improvisation with Jay Clayton. She has
worked and shared the stage with many
preemintent artists in the jazz and poetry
Cofounder of the poetic/vocal group, The
Artemis Collective, Hernandez participated
in the founding of The NuYorican Poetry
Cafe, a longstanding and still thriving venue
for poetry and music.
Her book, Rhapsody” is available on Amazon and her
poems have appeared in many anthologies.
“Raw Lips Melao; A Nuyorican Rhapsody"
Her debut CD, IMBUED features her voice and poetry in an eclectic weave as
Miguel Algarin, founder of the Nuyorican
Poets Cafe notes, swirl with passion."
She is a graduate from SUNY (State
University of New York), with the double
concentration of Jazz Performance and
Painting and a Masters in Guidance
Counseling from LIU, (Long Island
Her art work is shown and collected
internationally. A new CD and book of
poetry, is currently in the works.
This Fall, 2015, an exhibition of her paintings will
be featured at Taller Boricua in the Bronx, NY.