Wednesday, October 17, 2012

La Cholita and the Open Mic: An Evening of Empowerment

We are excited to announce the return of our Open Mic program, November 29th, 2012 from 6-7:30pm. Participation is open to everyone but teens, and girls in particular, are encouraged to share their poetry, writings and music.  

We believe in the importance of empowering our youth and what better way than to encourage their creativity and self expression. We decided to dedicate this program to teenage girls in particular and we knew just who to invite to host our Open Mic. Luckily for us, @VivaLaCholita is just as excited to to help us out.

La Cholita is Northeast L.A.'s very own royalty. Referred to as "The Latina Queen of Burlesque" by her fans for pioneering a Latina revolution in the Burlesque scene when there was none. Cholita's dynamic dance moves, elaborate one of a kind costumes and larger than life stage persona have earned respect and recognition around the world. She has dazzled stages of sold out venues in the UK, Germany, Canada, and every major city across the US. 

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Now that she's conquered the burlesque world she's making her mark on the music scene with a bang! After a guest vocal appearance with Cumbiabilly sensations The Moonlight Trio more requests to sing began pouring in and led to a successful collaboration with Santos De Los Angeles singing at packed venues like House of Blues on Sunset, Long Beach Convention Center and Downtown L.A's art walk. Read more here.

 “When I sing it’s so much more honest. There are no frills, no vanity just a direct source to my soul. I’m singing my life for all to judge and while it’s makes me feel more vulnerable it makes me feel alive and free.” - La Cholita

You can catch this program streaming live at so feel free to join in there. 

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