Eljuri: 2018 Prize Winning Artist
Born in Guayaquil Ecuador and raised in New York City, Cecilia Villar 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.
Eljuri is the best guitar player in the Latin Rock Scene.
— Oscar Sarquiz, IMER RADIO MX
Cecilia Villar Eljuri is a triple threat: She’s an accomplished songwriter, a great vocalist, and one hell of a guitar player.
— ALT-LATINO, NPR MUSIC
You can watch a lyric video of her prize winning song here.