guitar and vocals
Diana Gameros is a singer, songwriter, music instructor and social activist. Originally from Ciudad Juarez, Gameros arrived in the Bay Area six years ago and since then she has been creating music that reflects the 21st century experiences of a young indie artist at the borderlands between cultures, languages, and genres.
Gameros was born to a musical family where she was surrounded by traditional Mexican songs of love and revolution. The first of her family to receive formal music lessons, Gameros left Mexico as a teenager to study piano and recording technology in Michigan. During those formative years, Gameros not only soaked up the sounds of classical music, the avant-garde, world music, and jazz, but also collected stories of other immigrants, forever influencing her own diverse musical style and profound themes of her compositions and lyrics.
After just a few years in the Bay Area, Gameros’ talent and versatility have brought her a steady stream of high profile gigs at such notable venues as Herbst Theater, Brava Theater, The Independent, Fox Theater, SFJAZZ Center, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts and dozens of other venues small and large. Gameros has opened concerts for Bebel Gilberto, Torreblanca, Latin Grammy-nominee Ximena Sariñana, Latin Grammy-winners La Santa Cecilia and was one of the artists featured in the MEX-I- AM Festival which included the participation of renowned mexican artists such as Natalia Lafourcade, Murcof and Tambuco.
Even as she continues her musical journey, Gameros has inspired her community as an activist promoting social justice and global awareness through her support to organizations like ALIADI (Alianza Latinoamericana por los Derechos de los Inmigrantes), Dolores Street Community Services, CARECEN, Galería de la Raza, Biosafety Alliance, Urban Sprouts, SF Living Wage Coalition, and Las Hormigas.
In November 2013, Gameros released her first official album entitled “Eterno Retorno”, a soulful retrospective of her journey as a musician and immigrant. The songs on Gameros’ album include “SB1070”, which she wrote in response to the anti-immigration Senate Bill passed in Arizona in April 2010, and “Libre Y Serena”, the story of an immigrant woman who decides to return to her homeland.
In October 2014, Gameros received the Emerging Leader Award from the Latina/Chicana Foundation.