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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 in such venues as: The Apollo, The Museum of Natural History and the famed Nuyorican Poets Café; where she began her career.  The NY Times called her "a Juggernaut" after the off-Broadway run of her musical Boogie Rican Blvd.  LA BRUJA has appeared in numerous movies including Bamboozled, Down to the Bone, El Vacilon and Gun Hill Road. She has crossed over internationally as a recording artist with her debut album "Brujalicious" and “For Witch It Stands” and is featured on Prince Royce’s award-winning album "Phase II" and Bobby Sanabria’s Grammy-nominated album "Multiverse." She was featured on Russell Simmons' HBO Def Poetry Jam and on HBO Latino’s installment of HABLA Women.