and cultural vision of her own—which she appropriately dubs, “American Latina.” For as much
as the sound proudly reflects her Puerto Rican heritage and Caribbean roots, it confidently
captures adventurous American pop spirit as well.
“I grew up Americanized, but I feel very connected to my roots, and I always have,” she affirms.
“I pull different worlds together seamlessly. There’s some Latin R&B, island fusion, and pop. As
I got older, I really embraced both sides of myself. We’re singing in English and Spanglish. It’s
still part of Latin culture. I remain true to who I am. I want to break down barriers.”
In many ways, she has been destined to do so since childhood. Growing up in a music-centric
household, her parents both worked in the entertainment industry. Dad launched, owned, and
operated a live production company, and Mom could be heard as a backup singer for Willie
Colon, Ruben Bladés, and more.
Along the way, she honed her “American Latina” style.
In the end, Kim’s magic will enchant and engage for a very long time to come.
“I love it when artists make you feel something, take you to another place, and also make you
feel like anything is possible,” she leaves off. “I’m an everyday girl. I want to leave people with a
message that they can do anything.”