Latin roots rock reggae guitarist Eljuri speaks with Hudson Mohawk Magazine correspondent Steve Pierce in advance of her performance for the Spirit of the Suffragettes concerts series at Freedom Square on August 20, 2019.
“Better than Carlos Santana! Better than Jimmy Page! Better than Eric Clapton! BETTER THAN JIMI HENDRIX! I said it! Eljuri is BETTER, but it is because these men are extremely talented in their spheres, but Eljuri might as well be a space cadet with how she zooms through planets of sound.” – Diandra Reviews It All
Don't miss the opportunity to hear in-depth #ThisIsYourLife type interviews collected by Tanya Pearson who conceptualized and realized this monumental historical project for Women in Rock. Cecilia Villar Eljuri was very honored to be included along with other great musicians like: Shirley Manson of Garbage, Pat Place of Bush Tetras and Nina Gordon & Louise Post of Veruca Salt. Definitely check out the entire Oral History project and the video interviews at: womenofrock.org
“One of the best albums, so far, of 2019 came in the form of: ‘Resiste: La Colección Reggae de Eljuri’. This activist, one leader of the Women’s March on NYC, is know for her compassion and strength against injustice. Some people speak truth to power, and others play music to it.” –Diandra Reviews It All
“Eljuri is a real, world-class artist and proves it with her fun & enriching music… Eljuri rocks out some hellacious riffs on the album. She can definitely shred with the best of them but also has a set of pipes.” — Jimmy Rae
Latin reggae roots rocker Eljuri and Albany's own Taina Asili perform as part of "Spirit of the Suffragettes," an 8-part music series and community resource fair showcasing women and gender non-conforming musicians, from international to local, featuring free music, arts activities and food!
"This is an album that stands at the head of the pack of modern crossover, reggae-influenced music, and could go down as an album for the ages, as it expands beyond the traditional boundaries of the genre and moves reggae music to a new level of appreciation."
"There is something special about each track, because with every song comes a different mood. As a result, this release comes off as spontaneous and emotionally kaleidoscopic, making for a truly distinctive style."
"With cords that rip a clear path to your dark side, and bring lightness to your dancing feet that’s already on the dance floor, entranced – this title track says undeniable feats of pure talent. It is an irresistible compilation of distinct choices, authentic jams, seamless expression, and infectious rhythms."
"Psychedelic nods run through the whole of the album. Bass reigns supreme and volume is a must, for the physicality of the sound deserves to be fully felt. Her voice embraces a commanding presence. Lyrics further emphasize this unique surreal quality. Melodies waft through in a dreamy sort of disposition. Rhythms have a perfect amount of rumble to them."