La Bruja (Puerto Rico)
Live at Trinity Int'l Hip-Hop Festival 2010 (2010)
OVERVIEW Whether singing on Telemundo, performing on HBO’s Def Poetry Jam, orappearing in History Channel docudramas, modern day renaissance womanLa Bruja refuses to be put in a box. Her unique creativity andcharisma has taken her from appearances in a Spike Lee film to runningwriting workshops for inner-city youth and even modeling for Levis inGlamour and Marie Claire.Now, with her debut album “Brujalicious”, this dynamic, gifted performer infuses hip-hop and reggaeton with her irresistible blend ofpotent intelligence, hot sensuality and lyrical skill.La Bruja has long been regarded as one of the leading American spokenword poets. With the release of “Brujalicious” she joins the ranks ofartists such as Mos Def who infuse music with the power of word.POETSince her auspicious spoken-word debut at the famed Nuyorican Poet’sCafe in 1996, Caridad De La Luz, aka La Bruja, has appeared on HBO’s”Russell Simmons Def Poetry Jam” and performed internationally atdozens of respected venues, including Joe’s Pub at The Joseph PappPublic Theater, The Nuyorican Cafe in Puerto Rico, SOBs, The AmericanMuseum of Natural History, and at Miramax’s “Celebration of MiguelPinero”.WRITERLa Bruja is the author of the highly successful one-woman comedy show”Boogie Rican Blvd.”, which sold out its eight-week run at La TeaTheater and has been produced at The Nuyorican Poet’s Cafe. The show’sprevious sponsors include Red Bull, Urban Latino Media, Cafe Bustelo,and Hot 97. She wrote for mun2’s animated comedy series “LugarHeights”, and is currently working on “Famers”, a full lengthscreenplay that tells the poignant story of love, aspirations, andloss behind the creation of a graffiti memorial wall.ACTORLa Bruja’s numerous acting credits span television, theater, and film.Her TV credits include appearances on HBO Latino, The History Channel,public service spots for AmericansForTheArts.Org, and Spike Lee’scommercials for IAM.com, She is the voice of Roxy in mun2’s animatedcomedy “Lugar Heights”. La Bruja made her major motion picture debutin 2000 as Cuca in Spike Lee’s “Bamboozled”, and gave a scene stealingperformance as Lucy Negron in the 2004 Sundance-winning feature “DownTo The Bone”. A seasoned stage actor, La Bruja has performed at theHip Hop Theater Festival, toured Poland and NYC as a cast member ofthe musical “Ubu Enchained”, and appeared in Pedro Pietri’s “ElSpanglish Language Sandwich”. She has received raves around the worldfor her performance in her original one-woman musical comedy show”Boogie Rican Blvd” and most recently in the Spanish Language ComedyFilm “El Vacilon – The Movie” based on New York City’s Top Rated FMRadio Morning Show on La Mega-FM.HIP HOP / REGGAETON ARTISTLa Bruja has recorded with Fat Joe, Vivian Green, Jadakiss, DonDinero, The Jungle Brothers, Black Ice, B-Real, Tony Touch, AfrikaaBambaata, Chingo Bling, Hurricane G, Boy Wonder and The X-ecutioners.La Bruja has just released her debut album “Brujalicious” on De La LuzRecords.ACTIVISTA dedicated artist-activist, La Bruja frequently performs at schools,universities, hospitals, and community centers around the country. Shehelped raise funds for “Stop The Bombs”, part of a successful campaignto close the controversial US Navy Base on Vieques Island, andrecorded music for the “No More Prisons” album, which promotesawareness of the negative impact of militarism on today’s urban youth.La Bruja has been a longtime activist and participant in the fightagainst AIDS and in the promotion of education and awareness about thedisease. Creator of the “How Can I Change The World?” writing workshopfor The East Harlem Tutorial Program, she now leads workshops atschools and community development centers nationwide. In encouragingthousands to claim the benefits of art, culture, and self-expression,La Bruja continues to support positive change for the hip-hopgeneration.