“Cecilia Villar Eljuri is a triple threat: She's an accomplished songwriter, a great vocalist, and one hell of a guitar player.” –NPR MUSIC
Music inspires us all. The vibrations ripple through the space between us. Eljuri is constantly exploring new sounds. They intersect somewhere between the cultures and countries of her heritage; Spain, Lebanon, Ecuador, and he USA. Steeped in her greatest passion of songwriting, she welcomes you to drink from the cup of ‘Reflexión,’ her antidote to the inconceivable isolation we have all recently experienced.
“My greatest passion is songwriting. I feel empowered to testify about life in 2022. I consider myself a conduit to the voices of those I encounter when I travel and tour internationally. My music mirrors the things that resonate in my soul. I break musical and social boundaries and take risks that stretch my sound beyond where it’s been before. From my unique perspective as a New Yorker, immigrant, Latina, woman, singer, and guitarist I am exploring deeply within my creative self and emerging to reflect the world around me.” –Cecilia Villar Eljuri
As a revered multi-instrumentalist, Eljuri developed hypnotic and undeniable melodies that are familiar and foreign all at once. With heavy guitar-driven grooves; rock, Latin, middle-eastern, reggae, funk and dance that wrap around stories of resilience, shelter, our borders and the planet, she empowers the Latinx community and champions for human rights.
Touted as one of the top Latina guitar players in the world, Eljuri celebrates ‘Reflexión’, her fifth studio album and will be touring as a power trio in support of the release throughout 2022 and 2023 in the US, Mexico and the Netherlands. Eljuri’s stature, musicianship and social engagement have allowed her to create new and deeply relevant connections virtually with new audiences in the time of Covid, but there is no substitute for the thrill of being on stage and creating a unique symbiotic musical bubble with a live crowd. Audiences engage with her memorable bilingual message of protest and universal truths expressed in her award-winning songs and videos.
“Songs which are as infectious as they are poignant, music which is as effortlessly contagious as it is deftly wrought.” – DANCING ABOUT ARCHITECTURE
Eljuri has released three singles with videos in advance of the release of the full album ‘Reflexión’ (Manovill Records) September 30, 2022. Previously, Eljuri released four critically acclaimed solo albums: ‘En Paz’ (2008), ‘Fuerte’ (2012), ‘La Lucha’ (2016) and ‘Resiste’ (2019). In-depth interviews about her career have been featured on PRI, NPR, Voice of America, NBC Latino, La Jornada, Revista Kuadro, Pacifica Radio, the Women of Rock Documentary. Her songs have won awards from the Billboard Songwriting Contest, the John Lennon International Songwriting Contest and the Independent Music Awards all while charting in the Top Ten on Worldbeat and Latin radio in the US, Canada and Mexico. She has been touring internationally for over a decade.
Eljuri proudly endorses Gibson Guitars, D’Angelico Guitars, JH Audio Custom In-Ear Monitors, Mono Cases and Moody Guitar Straps.
For more information about Eljuri, visit: www.eljurimusic.com
CONTACT: Alexandra Gatje, Manovill Records, +1.917.744.9464, firstname.lastname@example.org