Diora Madama is an Italian singer songwriter, through her songs she wants to transmit her feelings and emotions that come out accompanied by an R&B and pop rhythm. Diora Madama’s art is constantly evolving, never still in a precise point but always moving forward something new, original and unexplored.
Tell me something about you. Who are you? How was born your passion for music?
I am the Angela Radoccia alter ego. My passion for art was born with me in
October 1995. I chose to express myself trough music during the period of
adolescence, it was a necessary choice.
“What I feel, that’s it. I hope that my songs can reach the listeners’ emotions”
Your stage name is “Diora Madama”, why did you choose it?
At the beginning I thought to the name “Madama”. In the previous centuries this name was given to the noble women, but what people often don’t know is that this name was given also to the owners of brothels. These two opposite “usages” create the perfect oxymoron and I think this strong contrast represents completely myself. I think that just one definition or a unique label is not enough to describe entirely a person. Later I wanted to add another name, “Diora” (that my best friend gave me) because when I was working to my first single I found out another emergent artist “Madame” who is an Italian artist that I really admire and wasn’t that famous at the time. After listening to her music and reading some interviews she released, I imagined she would have become famous (and now she is). So, I thought it was inappropriate to have a name almost identical to that carries by another Italian artist.
“I don’t really like to write in a fast way, I give to my tracks the time they require to develop at best”
When you write your song do you have any particular inspiration? When you write a song, how do you write it? I mean “in one go” or you take your time?
I take all the time in the world! The only thing I usually write in one go is the idea,
the draft of a song that most of the times is completely “mute”. The whole rest is a
very slow elaboration both harmonious and melodic. I don’t really like write in a
fast way, I give to my tracks the time they require to develop at best. I try to
rationalize an emotional idea to make it even more effective. This process is almost
a therapy to me.
What would you like to transmit with your music?
What I feel, that’s it. I hope that my songs can reach the listeners’ emotions.
What does music represent to you?
Currently music represents a very huge part of my life. It doesn’t represent my
whole life because life is made by many things that most of the times are my
Listening to your songs I noticed that you combine different genres such as pop, R&B and also trap. In your opinion what is the genre you feel to belong to? Or maybe is a choice to not “categorize” yourself?
As the meaning of the name Madama I think it’s impossible to categorize my music
(as it happens for the music of international contemporary artists around the
world). Nowadays the contamination of music is really common, and I think this
“phenomenon” is a really good thing: it’s the future. For example during a day I can
listen to Bill Evans and then to Sfera Ebbasta, passing through Tyler, The Creator
until the Korn. I really don’t understand what’s strange. Every music genre and
music world have their own characteristics and strengths. I think that is a very dull
behavior being so obstinate towards one genre without considering any other
“Every music genre and music world have their own characteristics and strengths”
What is the song you love the most and why?
Surely “Needn’t”. I love this song because I wrote it in a period of transition in
which I was trying to find out what and who was damaging me and in which way
they were doing it, consequently moving them away from me. I consider this song
as a reminder because it’s very easy to forget where you are, your origins and how
you got where you are.
Nowadays in the music scene is very difficult not to approve and be able to be original. In your opinion what is your “sign of recognition”? What is the aspect that distinguishes you as an artist, and thanks to this one people can say: “Oh yes she is Diora Madama!”?
Hard question! I think it is a constant research. Surely voiceprint is the main source of originality, fortunately everyone has its own voiceprint that you cannot change so much. Otherwise I think that my “lack of restrictions” and preconceptions push me towards experimentation of a new sound more and more mine.
Art can assume many shapes and you express it through your music but also through photograph. In nutshell, how would you define “art”?
Thinking about the future… what wish would you like to come true?
Work together with Jason Kay definitely! However, a drawer is not enough to
contain this big dream.
“I think that my “lack of restrictions” and preconceptions push me towards experimentation of a new sound more and more mine”
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