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Eljuri Concerts For Democracy: Amplifying Voices To Lead Social Change Campaign Kicks Off In Chicago


NYC Artivist Eljuri Launches Voter Registration Initiative Partnering with HeadCount, Every Vote Counts, and Spread the Vote from Chicago to New York



Eljuri, a multifaceted musician hailing from New York, seamlessly blends her musical talents with her commitment to social causes, earning her the moniker "artivist". This guitarist, vocalist, and composer has garnered acclaim as a "rockstar humanitarian" for her impactful bilingual compositions. Her songs, which resonate with powerful rhythms, address a wide range of pressing issues including resilience, immigration, gender equality, gun control, environmental concerns, and social justice. Through her energetic and socially conscious music, Eljuri continues to amplify voices for change while delivering compelling performances.



Eljuri (Cecilia Villar Eljuri) was born in Ecuador to Spanish and Lebanese parents but grew up in New York City. Her music and her guitar virtuosity are widely acclaimed; her sound has been described as "Manu Chao and Bob Marley meet Carlos Santana" as she fuses elements of rock, funk, reggae, Middle Eastern music, and Afro Cuban rhythms, the sounds of the rich melting pot that is New York City -- and America. Her music has been featured in five films, 20 internationally syndicated TV shows, and over 50 TV shows across the Americas.


England's Songlines magazine said, "She writes tight, concise songs and sings them distinctively...and plays a razor-sharp guitar. The energy she generates can be positively breathtaking. Cecilia Villar Eljuri is not an artist to be ignored."

Eljuri's upcoming U.S. tour is more than just a series of concerts; it's a powerful movement designed to inspire and empower audiences across the nation. This groundbreaking project combines electrifying live performances with interactive workshops, creating a unique platform for personal growth and civic engagement.


By bringing her message to key cities throughout the summer and fall, Eljuri aims to ignite a spark in attendees, encouraging them to discover and amplify their own voices. This isn't just about music; it's about fostering positive change in our communities and beyond.

Perhaps most crucially, this tour serves as a rallying cry for civic participation. With the upcoming elections looming large, Eljuri's project places a strong emphasis on the importance of registering to vote and exercising this fundamental right. By intertwining her artistry with this vital message, she's creating a compelling narrative that resonates with audiences and drives home the significance of active citizenship.


To this end, Eljuri is collaborating with three national voting partners -- HeadCount.orgEvery Vote Counts (evcnational.org), and SpreadTheVote.org -- which will have a hands-on, bilingual presence at the events, helping drive voter registration among young and old, particularly in marginalized communities who are new to the U.S. or feel disempowered and under-represented.True to the ‘artivists’ label, Eljuri has successfully staged concert/workshop presentations in New York City, Bogota, Mexico City, and Ontario, with dazzling performances by her trio.

Eljuri, like many artivists,  play a crucial role in society by using their creative talents to raise awareness, inspire action, and drive social change. Their unique ability to blend artistic expression with activism allows them to communicate complex issues in accessible and emotionally resonant ways. Artivists have the power to reach audiences that might not engage with traditional forms of activism, breaking through apathy and inspiring critical thinking. By creating visually striking or emotionally moving works, they can capture attention and spark conversations about important social, political, and environmental issues.

In an era of information overload, the impactful and memorable nature of artivist creations can cut through the noise, leaving lasting impressions that motivate people to take action long after they've encountered the work. Eljuri aims to make such a meaningful impact.


"The goal of this project is to attract and unite communities through the power of live music, to inspire and empower people to recognize and use their voice," says Eljuri. "You have the right to vote, to express yourself at your kitchen table, church coffee hour, parents' night at school, community board meeting -- and in a national election. Your individual voice is your power."

ELJURI - La Voz (Video Oficial / Official Video)

Courtesy: Manovill Records, Cecilia Villar Eljuri (BMI). All Rights Reserved.


Eljuri Concerts For Democracy

Upcoming 2024 Eljuri Concerts for Democracy events include the following appearances, with more to be announced:


September 26 – Eljuri Concerts for Democracy Fundraiser DROM, 85 Avenue A, NYC 6:30–8:30pm


Other dates: July 13 - Levitt Vibe Belmont Cragin Music Series - Chicago, IL September 15 - 4th Annual LatinX Festival - Hudson, NY September 21 - Circulo de la Hispanidad Center - Hempstead, NY



Don't miss this opportunity to be part of a transformative experience. Eljuri's tour is set to be a catalyst for change, empowering individuals to make their voices heard both through artistic expression and at the ballot box. Join the movement and be part of shaping our collective future.

For more information, visit:

Listen to ‘La Voz’: https://eljuri.lnk.to/LaVoz 

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