Serene Salinas


Serene Salinas & Coco Salinas are Singer/Songwriters from Philadelphia, PA. World music musicians with Cuban roots & Argentinean roots who perform with their duo “Serene&Salinas” Serene & Coco believe that music is a language which transcends through every corner of the earth with Love. Serene & Coco were recently chosen as top performers in the World Music category in Philadelphia’s Live Center Stage. Their duo has been featured on television in Miami, FL on America Teve and they both have worked on other television networks such as Telemundo. Their story and music have been featured on Voyage MIA Serene is a very well-seasoned Singer, Musician & Songwriter and has been a traveling performer since the age of 17. Coco has been a traveling performer since the age of 15, always directing bands of his own, writing musical compositions of which one won a Grammy in Argentina and has also worked for world Renown Arturo Sandoval. Serene & Coco have been performing together since 2015, after traveling through the Caribbean they decided to settle in Philadelphia, PA to continue their National & International career. Serene & Coco deeply believe they have a mission to share their stories and talent with the world to bring inspiration, love, and music to every heart. More of their story and journey can be found on their website:







What is music to you? What does it give you?

Music brings freedom to my soul, escape into the world of creativity being yourself. It gives me the power to share my stories with listeners who need inspiration, empowerment, motivation.

What is your music dream?

My music dream is to win a Grammy and use this platform to make a movie of my life story. To perform all over the world as much as possible sharing my music, melodies, and gift for a good cause.

If you could change the world - what would you start with?

I would begin with Free Energy, Energy is all around us, within our music, within our vocal frequencies and it should be free for the world, Free Education and Free Healthcare for everyone.

Which is the most memorable song from your childhood?

Hero by Mariah Carey, Growing up I often had to be my own Hero and this song inspired me every time to keep going, to believe that the impossible is possible and that I one day would make it to.

Who are your favorite musical artists or bands?

Whitney Houston, Mariah Carey, Celine Dion, Lauryn Hill, Stevie Wonder, John Legend, Jennifer Lopez, Carlos Santana, Rihanna, Beyonce, Heart, Fleetwood Mac, Nina Simone, Aretha Franklin.

What inspires you to make music?

Love and My Life.

What is the message you want to send with your music?

The message I strive to send is Self Worth, Love, Inspiration, Freedom to Dance & Sing.

How do you feel when you perform in front of an audience?

When I perform in front of an audience I feel this wave of joy over me that takes over and convinces me I was born for this. I have this undeniable connection with the audience when I sing into that mic and its just Amazing! This is what pushes me to keep going and reaching for new and higher heights in my career.

How do you see the musicians’ reality nowadays? What could be improved?

Nowadays musicians get treated as a price tag and musicians are so much more than this.

What do you think of Drooble?

Its a great platform that allows artist to receive more exposure.

What frustrates you most as a musician?

Trying to find gigs on your own in new places is a very difficult task. Sometimes the circle is so tight nit that it takes a long time to be in front of the audience.

Do you support your local scene as a fan? How?

Yes, both as a fan and performer. My duo shows up and supports our local Rap Artists, Jazz Artists & Any music event possible.

What qualities should a musician nowadays have in order to get their music heard by a larger audience?

Love and Connection with their audience. It is very important to stay real, use social media as a tool to connect and make the audience grow in interest to come to watch you perform and this has to be done every single day.

Share some awesome artists that we’ve never heard of.

Esperanza Spaulding & Tom Jobim.