La Bruja

La Bruja

Performing in the 2013 Green Show Saturday, October 5.

This is her first season in the OSF Green Show

Poetic musical performance of bilingual Puerto Rican urban / folkloric culture.

Caridad De La Luz is a Bronx-born performer known as La Bruja, considered one of America's leading spoken word artists. She is a renaissance woman who has performed internationally including The Apollo, The Museum of Natural History, and the famed Nuyorican Poets Café where she began her career. The New York Times called her "a Juggernaut" after the 2009 run of her musical Boogie Rican Blvd., where she played 7 different characters and wrote the musical score alongside renowned Afro-Rican Jazz artist William Cepeda. Her acting career has taken her from stage to film: she has appeared in numerous movies including Bamboozled, Down to the Bone, El Vacilon and Gun Hill Road, which features the title track “Nuyorico” and four other of La Bruja’s songs. She has crossed over internationally with her debut album Brujalicious and her latest release, For Witch It Stands, both available on iTunes. She is featured on Prince Royce’s new album Phase II and Bobby Sanabria’s 2012 Grammy-nominated album, Multiverse. Well known for her captivating performance on Russell Simmons' HBO Def Poetry Jam, she is the founder of Latinas 4 Life, a spoken word outreach program. She works with youth throughout the country teaching the benefits of self-expression and art for positive change, and is a board member of Voices UnBroken.

La Bruja on Community: I consider myself a world citizen and promote understanding and celebration of all cultures. Poets, Dancers, Musicians, Comedians, and activists of equality, environmental rights and good health are all part of my community. My place within the community is as a representative of independent Puerto Rican women, bilingual, urban and folkloric teacher, performer and entertainer. I consider myself an expert in "Edutainment" because no matter who I perform for, I create an environment of friendly, entertaining, celebration of life, culture and art focusing mainly on the urban experience of Latino values within the United States.