New Brew Lunchtime Concerts: Sharin Toribio

Tuesday / November 2, 2010 / 1:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
United States
Sharin Toribio

The Red Room presents the New Brew Lunchtime Concert Series. Every Tuesday and Thursday, Berklee students, staff, or faculty help you either slow down or power up for the afternoon. Concerts are free, all-ages, and open to the public. Bring your lunch, snag a coffee, and grab a seat for our New Brew performances-they're good for the soul. Today's featured artist is Sharin Toribio.

Sharin Maribel Toribio, a Tampa, Florida native, began singing solos in church and playing the piano at the age of six. She has earned countless awards and accolades over the years and has performed for hundreds of attendees at various youth conferences, festivals and concerts. 

At the end of her freshman year of college, her yearning to dedicate her life to music full-time brought her back home. She began working on her demo and even became a 2005 Miss Florida delegate. Unfortunately, all of her hard work had to put on hold. At the age 20, she was diagnosed with stage 4 Non Hodgkin's Lymphoma, a cancer that affects the lymphatic system. She fought the cancer for a harsh seven months with intensive chemotherapy and clinical trials. Today, she is cancer free and determined more than ever to honor the miracle of her life by accomplishing her dreams.

Sharin continues to compose and perform her music. Her strong musical influences lie in the beautiful raw messages in country music, but her greatest vocal icons consists of Gary Lavox, Mariah Carey, Celine Dion, Shania Twain, Lauren Hill, Luis Miguel, Juan Luis Guerra, Faith Hill, Martina McBride, and many more. 

She hopes to touch people of every ethnicity through the spiritual language of music and be a symbol of trueness, positivity, and survival.