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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 ...

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Ron Kadish

Eljuri 2019 ‘Resiste’ Reggae Tour

New York, NY (July 15, 2019) - Cecilia Villar Eljuri, also known as Eljuri, will tour in the NorthEast U.S. in support of the release of her fourth solo album, Resiste: La Coleccion Reggae de Eljuri. The Ecuadorian songwriter, singer, guitarist, composer, producer, activist and leader among socially driven musicians makes this announcement as stellar reviews for her artistry and musicianship come in.


“Cecilia Villar Eljuri is one of my favorite guitarists of any era. Her playing is always vibrant and full of life and her solos reveal her influences but are also always of her own distinct voice.” – NPR MUSIC, Alt.Latino


Starting this August, Eljuri the Latin reggae roots rocker will present her ‘Resistecollection live. The kick-off concert is in Eljuri’s hometown, New York City at Joe’s Pub and will include fresh video tour graphics and a guest horn section. The Eljuri power trio will then continue to the heart of Philadelphia’s Main Line with a performance at 118 North. The next stop is Bethlehem, PA as part of the official 2019 Musikfest line-up. Sure to be a fan favorite, Musikfest was voted the #1 Best Music Festival in North America by USAToday. Rounding out her NorthEast U.S. Tour, Eljuri is honored to be among an amazing array of talented women who are a part of the Spirit of the Suffragettes Summer Concert Series at The Sanctuary for Independent Media in North Troy, NY. The free concert series responds to the inequity facing women artists especially women of color and offers a community resource fair to highlight the organizations and opportunities that can support women and families in North Central Troy and beyond.


The second leg of the ‘Eljuri Resiste Reggae Tour’ will take place in Mexico in October of 2019 followed by a 2020 tour in Canada and the Midwest U.S.


One of the top Latinx guitar players in the world, Eljuri fuses rock and pop-punk, with bolero, reggae, and Afro-Cuban sounds and rhythms in her music. Her award-winning songs inspire audiences across the Americas. Eljuri’s passion extends to educating young people in the guitar, professional musicianship and how to find and use your voice. Her far reaching and socially relevant work benefits women, immigrants, students and access to clean water.


Cecilia Villar Eljuri was born to Lebanese and Spanish parents in Guayaquil, Ecuador. The family emigrated to the U.S. and settled in New York City. Raised in a creative household, Eljuri was offered a full and rich education with the opportunity and support to pursue her passion for song writing and guitar playing.


August 8- Joe’s Pub, New York City, NY (Tickets and Info:

August 9- 118 North, Wayne, PA (Tickets and Info:

August 10- Musikfest, Bethlehem, PA (FREE Info: 

August 20- The Sanctuary for Independent Media, North Troy, NY (FREE Info:



“Built around Eljuri’s guitar mastery and hypnotic voice ‘Resiste’ blends reggae, heart, joy, at times otherworldliness, and irrepressible dance rhythms.” –Indie Music Women


Download and dive into the driving dance rhythms of the new Eljuri summer single:

Una Ola Club Mix





Management and US / Canada / European booking:

Alexandra Gatje, Manovill Records

tel: +1.917.744.9464 |


US / Canada Latin media:

Elena Rodrigo, The Music Joint, tel: +1.


US / Canada / Europe World Music media:

Ron Kadish, Rock Paper Scissors, tel: +1.812.339.1195,


Mexico / SA booking and media:

Monica Frias Gil, Verbigracia, tel: 011 5255.4752.7796,