It wouldn’t be wrong to consider this album a masterpiece. A delightful collection of funky tracks with uplifting Latin melodies, mixed with a delicious groove and all the excitement of Rock. If you’re into music that will make your soul vibrate you must LISTEN TO “REFLEXIÓN” NOW!
Guys, I’m really amazed today. This album is, in a word, sensational. Cecilia Villar Eljuri, AKA Eljuri, is ready to release a new full-length album that might just be awarded album of the year by us. First of all, welcome back! It’s your boy MadZen and today we will get you pumped up and ready for this album!
Eljuri is truly an outstanding woman. A multi-instrumentalist, singer, songwriter, producer, activist, and proud Latina from Ecuador raised in NYC. She makes positive music with a deep message and supports the Latin community like no one else. In her songs she tells stories about resilience, shelter, our borders, and the planet, empowering anyone who listens.
“Reflexión” is her fifth studio album which she wrote, arranged, and produced herself. 12 tracks of beautifully crafted songs which include reggae, middle eastern, Latin, and Rock melodies. What a vibe! Dancing rhythms, evoking and inspiring trumpets, sensitive and emotive guitar solos, tribal percussions, wonderful “tumbao” bass. This album has it all.
Prepare for tracks like “Espejo” (Mirror), “Salva La Tierra” (Save The Earth), and “La Voz” (The Voice). The album has songs for both English and Spanish speakers alike, with tracks like “Home“, an homage for Eljuri’s beloved New York City, a place where she feels alive and can be who she truly is.
Songs like “El Camino” (The Road) invite the listener to celebrate and participate by engaging in their community. “No Puedo Cruzar” (Can’t Cross) is an amazing reggae-roots track about a frustrating crossing during a difficult journey. “Feeds You” has an awesomely fat bass line and invites us to reject the hate, and to not bite the hand that feeds.
All this and so much more is waiting for you in “Reflexión”. Salsa, Cumbia and all the sweetness of Latin American music. The Billboard Songwriting Contest award winner does so much more than just writing amazing songs, she also leads by example as one of the organizers of the 2017 Women’s March on NYC, giving workshops and mentors others on how to welcome activism into their lives while she’s on tour, and is also a regular mentor with Sound Thinking NYC – a free program especially designed to open doors for young women to explore careers in the music industry.
Reflexión is OUT NOW!
“You are welcome to dive into my heavy Latin grooves from rock and reggae to funk and dance. Get lost in the intersecting sounds. I wrote this new album, ‘Reflexión’ as an antidote to our
recent shared experience of inconceivable isolation. The melodies will lift your internal vibration towards positive energy” – Eljuri.
Don’t forget to support this project and to follow on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, TikTok, SoundCloud, YouTube, and Spotify. You can also visit her official website.
It also helps to stream and share her music; you can obviously find it in the following Playlists: Less Than 1,000 Followers, Fresh Singles, Indie Only, Alterindie State Of Mind, Female Rising Stars, Sickest & Dopest, 12 New Songs This Week, Indie y Alternativo Actualmente, and Unknown But Essentials!.
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