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June 16, 2016 | By Rahsaan Lucas

iLe to headline at Nuevofest in July; RSVP now for this free event

Nuevofest 2016, a free Latin music festival celebrating the new sounds of Latin American music is being held on Sunday, July 10th at FringeArts as part of WXPN’s Latin Roots Live! concert series. Seven bands will be featured in the free concert including the headliner iLe.

iLe, (pronounced ‘eee-lay’) a/k/a PG-13, the fierce femme vocalist of Puerto Rico’s world-renown alternative/hip-hop/rock band Calle 13, has been levitating across stages with the band for over a decade. But with her album, iLevitable, a 12-song collection of meticulously produced tracks, iLe has created an instant classic that reveals a thoughtful and innovative artistry. iLe’s eclectic tastes and ability to combine an older, more romantic point of view matches fittingly with the darkness of the new millennium. The album’s melancholy guitar riffs and 60’s girl group piano chords—played by Eduardo Cabra (Visitante Calle 13)–immediately draw the listener into iLe’s unique sensibility. Despite the 25+ Grammy wins & nominations under the Calle 13 belt, iLevitable is the first of what should be many crescendos for a singer like iLe, who is just beginning to figure out how to combine her immense vocal talent with a creative curiosity that will produce many memorable moments.

RSVP HERE

Nuevofest will be held at FringeArts, 140 N. Columbus Boulevard (at Race Street) in Philadelphia. Doors are at 5 p.m. The all-ages show starts at 6 p.m.

The event is free however you must RSVP HERE.

Listen to “Te Quiero Con Bugalu,” by iLe below.

Latin Roots Live! is produced in partnership with Afrotaino Productions and made possible by the William Penn Foundation.

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