XIOMARA LAUGART “CANTA A MATAMOROS Y A MARIA TERESA VERA”
Date(s) - 08/12/2016
Doors at 7pm
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Xiomara Laugart Sanchez is a Cuban singer currently based in Massachusetts. Before emigrating to the United States, Laugart had an extensive career performing nueva trova music in Cuba, and she has recorded over 17 albums. Born in the Guantanamo province of Cuba, she attended college and pursued a degree in economics, then began her musical career through the nueva trova musical political protest movement, which was popular throughout the 1960s and 1990s. Laugart was a founding member and lead singer of the Afro-Latin band Yerba Buena from 2003-2005, orignally based in New York.
In the off-Broadway musical The Life and Music of Celia Cruz, a tribute to the life of the late Cuban-American singer, Laugart was cast as the starring role of Celia. The show ran at New World Stages in New York City from September 26, 2007 until May 25, 2008. During that tour period, the musical made stops in Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami, Dallas, Washington, D.C., and Boston, as well as a South American tour. The musical won four Hispanic Organization of Latin Actors (HOLA) awards in 2008.