The Rock & World of Eljuri
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 ...
“Eljuri plays ferocious, brilliantly guitar-driven, fearlessly populist rock en Español." –NEW YORK MUSIC DAILY
“No doubt, the activist Eljuri raises awareness about the themes that she weaves through her songs . . . she motivates us to defend our rights and speak up in the face of injustice.” –REVISTA GM5
Eljuri has been invited by Futuro Libre and Lula Lounge to perform in their showcase, ‘Spanglish Canada’ on Wednesday May 9th during Canadian Music Week 2018 in Toronto. Canada has welcomed and celebrated Eljuri and her music since her debut live performance at the Luminato Festival in 2015.
The Eljuri power-trio (Cecilia Villar Eljuri, lead vocals, guitar; Alex Alexander, drums; Winston Roye, bass) will share many favorite songs from all three of her albums including her latest single, 'Sálvame’ which showcases all that Eljuri’s music is and represents. The song blends her two spoken tongues English and Spanish and fuses her musical styles from Anglo rock funk to Latino son cubano rhythms. Eljuri describes that, "Life and our love for one another will save us and can lift us out of the mire we currently find ourselves in.” She shares that the electric guitar solo she plays on ‘Sálvame’ is among her very favorites from her album, ‘La Lucha’.
Female artists of different origins and musical styles are represented at ‘Spanglish Canada’ and throughout Canadian Music Week. Along with 45 of the world’s largest and most influential music festivals and conferences, CMW has partnered with PRS Keychange and committed to achieving gender parity including in live line-ups, conferences and commissions by 2022. “At Canadian Music Week, we have always strived to create diverse programming that is reflective of both audience interest and the current landscape of the industry.” – Neill Dixon, Canadian Music Week
Futuro Libre & Lula Lounge present
May 9, 2018
Lula Lounge, 1585 Dundas Street West, Toronto, ON M6K 1T9
Doors 6pm / Show 7pm / Eljuri 9pm
featuring Canadian artists: Okan, New Tradition Music, Los Poetas, The Mariachi Ghost,
International guest artist: Eljuri
$10 or free with CMW Badge
Manovill Records and Anara Publishing present the European Debut of Eljuri and her Songs
“Cecilia Villar Eljuri is a triple threat: She's an accomplished songwriter, a great vocalist and one hell of a guitar player.” – NPR MUSIC, Alt-Latino
Manovill Records presents a private event at the iconic Gibson Showroom in London, England focusing on the artist, Cecilia Villar Eljuri, her songs, socially conscious message and guitar prowess in order to introduce her to British/European World Music media. Anara Publishing, Eljuri’s new worldwide publishing partner will give industry partners this chance to get to know the celebrated musician and her songs in an intimate setting.
Thursday June 28, 2018
The Gibson Brands Studio
61 – 62 Eastcastle Street, London, W1W 8NQ
Eljuri solo showcase 7:30pm
RSVP: Ron Kadish, Rock Paper Scissors, email@example.com
Management and US / Canada / European booking:
Alexandra Gatje, Manovill Records
tel: 917.744.9464 | firstname.lastname@example.org
US / Canada / Europe World Music media:
Ron Kadish, Rock Paper Scissors, email@example.com
US / Canada Latin media:
Elena Rodrigo, The Music Joint, tel: 818.509.7782, firstname.lastname@example.org
Mexico booking and media:
Monica Frias Gil, Verbigracia, tel: 011 5255.4752.7796, email@example.com
South America booking and media:
Natalia Huertas, The Music Joint, tel: +57 319.693.99.92, firstname.lastname@example.org