Who Am I ?
1. Who am I?
I am Roxanna.
2. What do you do and what project are you currently working on?
I”m an adult contemporary singer/songwriter currently debuting my first album, Exotica, and my full-length concert special, Roxanna: Exotica Live. The album was recorded in Los Angeles, and we recently shot the concert video there at an amazing venue called Vibiana. The show features guest appearances by Jon Secada and the sensational flamenco guitarist Ramon Stagnaro.
3. Where are you from and where are you going?
I live in Toronto, but I consider myself a world citizen. I”m on my way to anywhere that beautiful, sensual music is appreciated.
4. Who is your biggest hero?
My late mother. She always encouraged me to pursue my dreams and and inspired me to dedicate my life to my passions. I co-wrote a song about her with my producer Mark Portmann (Celine Dion, Barbara Streisand, Josh Groban, Michael Buble, Christina Aguilera) called “Beautiful Rose.” It”s one of the most emotionally moving moments of my album and my live performances.
5. What book is your bible?
My favorite book is F. Scott Fitzgerald”s The Great Gatsby. The story teaches important lessons on the difference between appearance and reality, an issue I”m dealing with a lot in my life right now.
6. What are some things you love? And some things you hate?
I love my dog Tiffany. She”s the cutest Maltese ever. Of course, I love my family and friends. I love the seductive style of Julio Iglesias and the cool sophistication of Chris Botti. I feel so fortunate that Chris plays on my album.
The one thing I truly hate is negativity.
7. What is your raison d”être?
My reason for being is to bring healing messages of love to the world through my music.
8. What is your favorite color?
I love all colors, but my favorites are lavender and white. Lavender is so cool and calming, and white makes me feel pure and confident. I also love the ultramarine blue of the water at Banyan Tree Cabo Marques.
9. Who is your favorite comic book superhero?
Wonder Woman. Who else?
10. What is your favorite NYC hot spot?
It depends on how I”m feeling. For a quiet drink, Apotheke. For exotic champagnes, Milk and Honey. For dancing, Lavo and Pacha. For a gorgeous view, A60 and for sheer splendor, Rose Bar. When I”m in New York, I always stay at the St. Regis. It”s luxuriously traditional, yet unpretentious. I feel so comfortable there.
11. What turns you on?
Beautiful music, glamour, elegance, sensuality, romance, charming men, radiant women, exquisite couture, delicious food, magnificent settings. Most of all, people who love life and live with gusto turn me on.
12. What would the last question of this questionnaire be if you were the one asking?
Q: Do you dream of being a star?
A: If stardom is my destiny, so be it. But stardom itself is not my goal. My dream is to create and perform music that resonates deeply with the souls of people everywhere. If the world loves my music, I”ll be fulfilled and happy. I can”t ask for anything more than that.
Roxanna is an adult contemporary singer/songwriter currently debuting her first album, Exotica, and her full-length concert special, Roxanna: Exotica Live.
Questions by PMc Magazine
Photography Courtesy of Susan Blond, Inc.
Design by Mina Darius
Roxanna, Photography Courtesy of Susan Blond, Inc.