Cecilia Villar Eljuri - Top Latinx Guitarist - Steps to the Stage on the GingerNewYork TV in NYC

ELJURI - Well Known as the Best Guitar Player in the Latin Rock Scene - Releases a New CD & Visits the GNY TV Show with Co-Hosts Ginger Broderick & Alex Alexander. MNN TV Studios, Friday, April 12, 2019, Spectrum 34 and HD 1995, 2pm.
Eljuri - Top Latinx Guitarist - NYC
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Cecilia Villar Eljuri


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NEW YORK - April 7, 2019 - PRLog -- Cecilia Villar Eljuri: Born in Guayaquil Ecuador and raised in New York City Eljuri is a compulsive genre-fuser writing songs that mirror the experiences of her life. Touted as one of the top Latina guitar players in the world, she blends the sounds and rhythms she heard from her mother's piano, her father's vinyl records, her siblings' CDs and from the clubs she frequented on Manhattan's lower east side.

For over a decade, Eljuri has performed on world renowned stages; at Vive Latino, Mexico's most celebrated music festival attended by more than 250,000 enthusiastic fans; the Luminato Festival where she made her 2015 Canadian debut; the Houston iFest where she shared the main stage bill with Los Lonely Boys, War and Steel Pulse; at Chicago's famed Millenium Park where the Chicago Sun Times proclaimed "Eljuri among the best bets, at the Viva Chicago Music Festival"; as featured international performer and guest of Doctor Krapula at the Viva el Planeta Festival in the Bogota Sports Stadium, Colombia; at the 2015 Mujeres Al Frente Fest in Guadalajara, Mexico where she headlined her first festival; in 2016 as headliner of the Prismatic Festival in Halifax, Nova Scotia and as a leader of the Women's Movement in 2017 for the Festival CDMX por los Derechos de las Mujeres held on the iconic stage in the main Zócalo of Mexico City, at the 2018 Women's March on NYC and looks forward to her first performance at Musikfest 2019 in Bethlehem, PA.

Self described as a songwriter primarily, Eljuri found herself digging deeper than ever before into both her Spanish and Lebanese roots and into her experience as an immigrant to the US for the collection of songs on her third solo album, 'La Lucha' (Manovill Records 2016). Eljuri reaffirms her relevance in a constantly changing global music landscape.

As a musical activist, Eljuri has been a lead organizer for the Women's March on NYC since the original march in January 2017. Through benefit performances and by lending her music to globally significant causes, Eljuri has helped to raise funds for immigrants to the US through a benefit concert for the NYCLU, for victims of the recent earthquake in Ecuador and has built clean water centers with and serves on the Boards of ViaTalenta and Aquality International (formerly Water Ecuador). She developed and offers her bilingual 'Eljuri on Guitars / Eljuri en las Guitarras' workshops to schools, community centers and as a master class to music schools for aspiring guitarists and musicians. As a role model to the Latinx community, Cecilia leads her 'Artivism: How to Find and Use Your Voice / Artivismo: Como encontrar y usar su propia voz' and emphasizes the importance of education and music as a vehicle of expression at engagements including as a keynote speaker at Columbia University / Barnard College. She serves as a member of the artist coalition for VotoLatino, a US based organization that provides culturally relevant programs to empower Latinos to be agents of change and to build a more inclusive democracy and the Women's March Alliance helping to raise awareness about the organization's work.

Eljuri proudly endorses Gibson Guitars, D'Angelico Guitars, JH Audio Custom In-Ear Monitors, Mono Cases and Moody Guitar Straps.


For More Information:
Official Website: https://www.eljurimusic.com
Twitter: @Eljuri
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/eljurimusic/
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/ELJURImusic

Upcoming Events:
New CD Release - April 12, 2019 - All Digital Platforms
Performance at Joe's Pub
Thursday, August 8, 2019
Doors: 6:30 / Concert: 7:00pm
425 Lafayette Street (at Astor Place)
New York, NY 10003

For Management and Booking Requests:
Alexandra Gatje, Manovill Records
Email: alex@eljurimusic.com

Alex Alexander: is a first call session drummer/percussionist and appeared in the limited-engagement Broadway show, Rocktopia.  Alex Alexander is first on the list of talented drummers when a producer or musician needs a drummer who will bring a solid performance and incredible creativity to a project. He has performed and recorded with many artists, including David Bowie, Dido, Eminem, Ritchie Blackmore, Rickie Lee Jones, Jimmy Cliff, Youssou N'Dour, Joy Askew, Bernie Worrell from P-Funk, Bruce Springsteen and many, many more.  Alex Alexander invented an instrument called the Electric Djembe, using African djembes, ethnic percussion, Shure wireless microphones, and custom Guitar F-X pedals and loop boxes. Mr. Alexander is Co-Host and Event Coordinator of this show on GNY. https://www.alex-alexander.com

GingerNewYork found on Manhattan Neighborhood Network (MNN) since launching in November, 2010, has been showcasing the "Kool Kats…Gotham Nights" greats of music and culture of New York and beyond. What defines GingerNewYork is its host Ginger Broderick's unique insight, connection to and pulse on the music and culture of Gotham making GingerNewYork one of the most sought after programs to appear on.

GingerNewYork can be seen in Manhattan on Spectrum Channel 34 and HD Channel 1995, Fios Channel 33, and RCN Channel 82, every Friday afternoon at 2pm EST.  It can also be seen live streaming on the Manhattan Neighborhood Network's website, www.mnn.org, Watch Now, Channels 1 and 5.
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