La Bruja Casts a Spell on Baruch

La Bruja Performing at Baruch 3/22/11

While my classmates were munching on baked goods and listening to this semester’s Harman Writer-in-Residence, Adrian Nicole LeBlanc, I was busy laying out table cloths and tea light candles in the multipurpose room.

As president of Writers’ Society, I was setting up the room for a performance by Def Poet, La Bruja. After a month of tedious logistics and paperwork, I was glad for the event to finally take place.

After some technical difficulties, La Bruja (which means witch in Spanish) took the stage gracing the audience with tracks from her latest two albums. Her style fuses elements from her Puerto Rican culture, humor, and socio-political messages. By the end of the night, she had everyone singing the hook to her parody of Rhianna’s “Umbrella”, entitled “Arroz con Habichuelas.”

About Lisa

As editor for the Weissman Center, Lisa received her Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and Creative Writing from Baruch College in June 2011. She co-founded the school's sole creative writing club, Writers' Society in 2010. When not working on the blog, Lisa explores interest in local reporting. She has interned at Bronxnet, the New York Daily News, and the L Magazine.
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3 Responses to La Bruja Casts a Spell on Baruch

  1. I saw the flyers for this and was really interested in going. I hope I get another chance to!

  2. tr103625 says:

    Wow that sounds really interesting I would have loved to attend that. I think its great you decided to post this, I will definitely try to attend next time.

  3. I saw the flyers for this too and I really wanted to go. I was so mad when I found out it was the same night as the Adrian LeBlanc reading. I love La Bruja ever since I saw her at the Nuyorican Poets Cafe. I hope she can come back another time.

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