Meet  Marguerite 

Without change there is no innovation, creativity, or incentive for improvement. Those who initiate change will have a better opportunity to manage the change that is inevitable.
— William Pollard
 
 

Marguerite Ferrera performing at the Juneteenth Heritage Festival in June 2015 in the historic Leimert Park Village in South Los Angeles.

 

Origins

       Marguerite Ferrera was born in Los Angeles, California and has had always had a passion and talent for music. She has been singing in church since she was 3 years old and grew up singing Episcopal Hymnals and Gospel Music. Throughout her middle school and high school years she sang at various community events, school talent shows, and church events. Her passion for music grew and developed even more while attending Williams College in Massachusetts where she sang solos for cultural and social justice events, in the Gospel Choir, co-directing her Junior Fall, and in a band through All Acoustic Alliance at Pera Mediterranean Restaurant with other students.     Marguerite credits her biggest influences to Neosoul greats like Erykah Badu, Jill Scott, Robert Glasper and John Legend. Her Hip-Hop influences to Chance the Rapper, Mos Def, and Kanye West. Beyonce is her one of her favorite entertainers ever, as she admires her arrangements and ability to perform. Needless to say, Marguerite finds her musical strength and roots in R&B, Hip-Hop, and Neosoul, a trio mix she would describe as the ultimate love triangle.  

 

   Marguerite is also passionate about mental health, education, and wellness overall. She plans on opening up her own center that focuses on the intersection of mental health wellness, music and spirituality in South LA one day. Her desire is to use her music to heal communities and create positive change. This year she has the honor of working for Kinetic Studio LA, a Black owned Community Wellness in the heart of South Los Angeles where she serves as the Marketing and Community Outreach Liason. She loves this role as she gets to engage the community, creating community partnerships and spreading the word about the transformation Kinetic Studio is doing in the South Los Angeles community.  To stay well, she walks, is an avid yoga student, and seeks to find peace in all that she does. You can follow her on her social media platforms on her Instagram @Margueriteferreramusic and visit her Youtube Channel @Margeaf where you will find uplifting, healing, and encouraging messages. Peace and Namaste. 

 

Members

Riccardo Rad
Drums / Lead Vocals

Adrian Zhang
Guitar

Noemi Guinto
Bass

Morgan Cruz
Keyboard / Vocals

Genevieve Laveau
Vocals