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Caridad De La Luz

Caridad De La Luz is a Bronx-born performer known as LA BRUJA. She is considered one of America's leading spoken word poets. In 2014 she was awarded Comité Noviembre’s Puerto Rican Women Legacy Award, in 2013 The Edgar Allan Poe Award for excellence in writing from The Bronx Historical Society, and honored as A Bronx Living Legend by The Bronx Music Heritage Center. She was recently presented with a Citation of Merit from The Bronx Borough President. This Renaissance woman has performed internationally including The Apollo, The Museum of Natural History, and the famed Nuyorican Poets Café where she began her career. The New Y orkTimes called her "a Juggernaut" after the off-Broadway run of her musical Boogie Rican Blvd. Her acting career has taken her from stage to film: appearing in numerous movies including Bamboozled, Down to the Bone, El Vacilon, and Gun Hill Road. Well-known for her captivating performance on Russell Simmons' HBO Def Poetry Jam. For more info go to: www.labrujamusic.com

Message from the Appalachian Mountains
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Message from the Appalachian Mountains

27 March 2015

Caridad De La Luz talks about her personal journey becoming Betsy, and the inspiration she has encountered in this play and in these mountains.