Thursday, May 11 at 7 PM – 9 PMBronx Music Heritage Center1303 Louis Nine Blvd., Bronx, New York 10459Join the Bronx Music Heritage Center as NYU professor Licia Fiol-Matta presents and reads from her new book, The Great Woman Singer: Gender and Voice in Puerto Rican Music. The book traces the careers of four iconic Puerto Rican singers – Myrta Silva, Ruth Fernández, Ernestina Reyes, and Lucecita Benítez – and explores how their voices and performance style transformed the public perception of the female vocalist in popular music. The book presentation and signing will be interspersed with song by vocalist Jeannie Solaccompanied by guitarist Yasser Tejeda of Yasser Tejeda Music. Ms. Sol is coming to us courtesy of Teatro SEA, where she is currently performing in their show La Gloria – an award winning Latin cabaret celebrating La Sonora Matancera and it’s stars Myrta Silva, Daniel Santos, and Celia Cruz.
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