Singer, Songwriter, Poet and Film-maker
Rebecca Barboza was born on the 4th of December 1990, in Governador Valadares, Minas Gerais, Brazil. She began singing when she was 8 years old at the church “Igreja Batista Memorial”, two blocks from where she used to live as a child. Her mom, Marta Barboza, would practice the songs with her, so she could give solo performances at the church. Around the same age Rebecca performed a poem for the first time in front of an audience. It was a mother's day poem and the whole church gave her a standing ovation. This was a day she would never forget.
When Rebecca was 10 years old they moved to Jauru, Mato Grosso where she started singing at local events as well.
One day before her twelfth birthday Rebecca and her mother arrived in Amsterdam for the first time with the desire to start a brand-new life. Right after her arrival, Rebecca started singing at the church “Comunidade Cristã em Amsterdam”. The church was doing very well at the time and the music ministry decided to record an album. Rebecca recorded the song “Nada Pode me calar” which became the main song of the album.
At the age of 14, Rebecca won a poetry contest at her high school in Amsterdam, and had to perform the poem in front of the whole school. At 14 she also wrote her first song inspired by her first boyfriend.
After a tragic loss in 2011, Rebecca found solace in writing poems and songs. She found the healing powers of creative writing and fell completely in love with the craft.
In 2015, she started performing at the Brazilian soccer club “OSC” in Amsterdam. At that same time, she dropped out of college and began collaborating with artists from different parts of the world.
2018 was a very important year for Rebecca, as she has released the singles “Blindfolded”, “Rescue me”, “You Can’t Deny” and “Goes on and on”.
In 2019 Rebecca reunited with her passion for writing poems and has been releasing them regularly over the past months.
In July 2020 she recorded her poem and made her first poetry film "The Bubble".