Through her own powerful reggae music, Cecilia Villar Eljuri is inspired as an artivist to express these troubled times with this her fourth release as a solo artist.
“Reggae music unites us… it takes away your troubles and makes you feel good. I want to spread the wisdom and rhythms of reggae across borders of culture, language, and nationality and give my voice to a force that can help create positive change.” –Eljuri
With a refreshed look to her original reggae songs, Eljuri is thrilled to be able to introduce many of them to her growing audience for the first time.
She has co-written three songs with the infamous Jamaican reggae duo Sly & Robbie all of which appear on this album. Her songs ‘Una Ola’ and ‘El Aire‘ were deemed roots-reggae by Dermot Hussey the legendary broadcaster and musicologist. Dermot spins a diverse brand of reggae that, “as a format is an important part of revolution in radio.” Also included in the collection, winner of the John Lennon International Songwriting Contest (World Category) is Eljuri’s anti-gun violence song BangBang.
“I feel compelled to testify honestly, powerfully and without fear. I’ve learned from the masters of reggae how to speak my mind boldly, giving voice to the concerns of many. I am so inspired to live in a time where we are all confidently pressing for change together.” –Eljuri