La Bruja Offers Rare New
Year's Show at Nuyorican Poets Cafe
12/30/11 at 8:25 PM EST - LatinRapper.com news
Spoken word artist, rapper
and activist La Bruja to make her first ever New Year's Eve
performance at the Nuyorican Poet's Cafe in New York on
December 31, 2011.
Bruja will perform
alongside Grammy-nominated Bobby Sanabria and Quarteto Ache in
a night that promises plenty of spoken word, Latin Jazz, Merengue and
In addition to her success
as a rapper and spoken word artist, La Bruja has years of
experience with inner-city activism as well as acting.
For the first time ever, Bruja offers fans a New Year's Eve
La Bruja spoke with LatinRapper.com about her past
performances with Bobby Sanabria. "We've been doing a
lot of work at the Apollo, stuff for the Bronx Historical
Society, for Edgar Allan Poe," Bruja stated. The poet
and musician explained that they will perform both cover songs
and La Bruja original music throughout the evening.
In addition to preparing
for the New Year's Eve bash, La Bruja has been involved with a
variety of other projects, including her play "Fania."
When asked what the play's name represented, Bruja explained
"It's like the era where Celia Cruz and Hector Lavoe emerged,"
while adding "It's a time piece of what was going on in el
barrio, Spanish Harlem."
Other projects the South
Bronx artist is involved with includes performances of the
"Death of a Dream" play, and a music series titled "Nuyorican
Ache" which will explore Africa's musical roots within
Nuyorican culture. Bruja and Sanabria recently offered a
Salsa take on the works of poet Edgar Allan Poe, and due to
the positive response, the two have considered creating an
album in the same vein.
Fans of La Bruja can watch
her perform live at the Nuyorican Poet's Cafe on Saturday,
December 31, 2011. Tickets are $30 at the
door, $25 in advance, and include a champagne toast at
midnight. Students and Nuyo members pay only $20 at the
door with valid ID. Doors open at 9:00PM, performances
start at 10:00PM.
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