Music and performing have always been in the soul of Mexican artist, Dinorah Zamora. She always looked up to her musician father, who was in several bands growing up. Her inspiration for songwriting began at 5 years old, when she would sing song ideas to her mother and she would help her write it down.
She lived her teenage years in the city of Shenzhen, learning Mandarin Chinese, making foreign friends, and showcasing from the age of 12. With the support of her parents and her Dad’s band Flow Control, she began performing covers in the middle of their shows.
Around the age of 13, Dinorah started singing at open mics in bars and restaurants. Her first large audience was an underground Hip Hop festival in 2014. She then met and was accompanied with local bands such as; Kaktooz, Mind the Gap, T.A.S., Alien Encounter, Acushla, Harmony, and celebrities like Jim Masdea (former drummer of Boston), and Steve Jones (former guitarist of Lonestar).
During a family trip to India, she had the opportunity to perform accompanied by a famous local band called Sanam. Playing together for the first time, they improvised a cover of “Mercy” by Duffy.
Since 2013, Dinorah has been collaborating in projects with a cause for Baja Sonic in Tijuana, Mexico. She recorded a Christmas song for helping kids in extreme poverty, and a cover of “Try” by Colbie Caillat, raising breast cancer awareness.
Now, she’s been invited and is currently working on a project with Javier Batiz, who used to be Carlos Santana’s guitar teacher.
When she was sixteen years old in 2015, she left her friends & family in China to go study at San Diego School of Creative and Performing Arts, where she started as a major in choir and lived with her grandmother. A great culture shock that brought her immense inspiration.
Dinorah has been performing some of her original music for the first time in Shekou, China, promoting her songs “Count Your Shoes”, “Watch The Cricket” and “System In My Mind”, songs that will be part of her upcoming EP –“Metaphorical Changes”. She recorded these songs in Shenzhen’s A8 recording studio, then finished mixing & mastering in Los Angeles, California by Marc Greene at The Greene Room Studio and Stephen Marsh. Since then, she has been working on her EP, graduating high school, and sharing her stories with us.
December 14th 2016, the day after this website is published, will be the release of her single “Count Your Shoes”. Stay tuned for the music video!