Saturday, February 17 @11am, NY Loves Songwriters, Room 647
Official showcase artist Cecilia Villar Eljuri celebrates the 30th Anniversary of the Folk Alliance International and is proud to join songwriters from all over the globe, raising their voices and sharing world roots music.
Friday, February 16, 7:00-7:30 pm - Washington Park Place 3
Cecilia Villar Eljuri celebrates the 30th Anniversary of the Folk Alliance International and the inclusion of world roots music from women around the world. Touted as one of the best Latina guitar players in the world, Eljuri reflects her Spanish and Lebanese heritage, the rhythms of her homeland, Ecuador, and the punk and rock & roll from her youth in New York City – mirroring the global cultural fusion that represents this generation.
Friday, February 16 @2:30pm, Brett Perkins’ Listening Room, Room 649
The Eljuri trio is thrilled to have the opportunity to break down their performance to demonstrate the power of Eljuri's original songs performed acoustically.
Thanks to Brett Perkins for hosting the 'Listening Room'.
Thursday, February 15 @2:45pm (solo) The Minnesota Room – The Warming Hut, Room 634
Touted as one of the best Latina guitar players in the world, Eljuri reflects her Spanish and Lebanese heritage, the rhythms of her homeland, Ecuador, and the punk and rock & roll from her youth in New York City – mirroring the global cultural fusion that represents this generation.
January 20, 2018, 11:30 am, Women's March on NYC Rally
On January 20th, NYC will raise its voice again to demand equality for all humans at the 2018 Women’s March on NYC. The Women's March Alliance is proud to organize and facilitate this important gathering for everyone to partake in!
Eljuri will energize the crowd with a few of her award-winning songs of social consciousness and join a host of influential women leaders at a Rally before the March. Speakers will include #MeToo founder Tarana Burke, domestic abuse warrior Aryn Quinn, immigration activist Angy Rivera, author Sulma Arzu-Brown and disabled activist Nadina LaSpina.
The Atlantic Antic™ is a living tribute to the myriad of heritages that coexist in Brooklyn. Spanning four neighborhoods (Boerum Hill, Brooklyn Heights, Cobble Hill and Downtown Brooklyn), from start to finish, Atlantic Avenue is transformed into a sea of entertainment offering something for everyone.
Doors: 6:00pm / Ani Cordero: 6:30pm / Eljuri: 7:00pm
Tickets $15 in advance / $20 at the door / Buy Tickets at Ticketfly
As an ‘artivist’ deeply connected to her immigrant experience and singing in her native Spanish sprinkled with English, Eljuri represents the urban Latina leading by example as an award winning songwriter, sponsored guitarist and outspoken advocate for equal opportunity and social justice. This timely benefit concert is in support of the New York Civil Liberties Union (NYCLU) whose work includes providing legal advice to immigrants. Eljuri is honored to bring her fusion of traditional latin roots with a modern edge to DROM and to donate 100% of her proceeds from this concert to the NYCLU.