New Album: Goya Robles’ “Spit My Soul”

Goya Robles released a new hip hop soul album called Spit My Soul, which will be launched with a special performance at the Nuyorican Poets Café on November 23, 2010.  Guest performers will include Mariposa, Nyraine, Sandra Maria Esteves, and Soulful Jones.

Robles is a Connecticut-born artist who traces his roots to Ecuador and Puerto Rico. Growing up, he fell in love with classical guitar and eventually hip hop, beginning an intimate relationship with writing in 1996.

The artist began performing as a slam poet in numerous venues, from V.I.B.E. Poetry Slam Competitions in Bridgeport, Connecticut, to the Nuyorican Poets Café. He has given speeches and performed at University of Buffalo, Rutgers University, Binghamton University, Long Island University, Montclair State University, and other various institutions along the northeast.

Roblres made his film debut as a guest slam poet in the independent feature Transformations at the HBO Latino Film Festival in 2006. He recently starred in the short film Utopia Lies at the Horizon, which is currently an official selection for the Coney Island Film Festival in 2010. His past off-Broadway theater credits include Raul in Extremities & Richard in Crystal Clear, both at the Dance New Amsterdam Theater for the Actors Studio Repertory 2009; and originated the role of Hector in How I Survive at Manhattan Repertory Theater. Home to many great luminaries of the acting world, Goya was granted lifetime membership to the Actors Studio in May 2010. His education includes a Bachelor of Music from University of Bridgeport and a Master of Fine Arts in Acting from The Actors Studio Drama School at Pace University.

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