Julia Rocha-Nava, 2021
Julia Rocha-Nava (they/them/ellx), who performs under the artist name Chispa, is a non-binary first-generation chicanx vocalist, producer, and multi-instrumentalist. They grew up surrounded by mountains that turn purple at sunset, in unceded Tongva territory known today as Lincoln Heights, Los Angeles. They are currently based in Lenape land known as Brooklyn, NY. Through vocal loops and layers of samples, with influences ranging from electronic dance music to music traditions from across Latin America, Chispa’s experimental pop explores queer desire and liberation.