Xiomara Laugart

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Xiomara Laugart Sanchez is a Cuban singer currently based in Massachusetts.[3][4] Before emigrating to the United State, Laugart had an extensive career performing nueva trova music in Cuba and she has recorded over 17 albums.[5]

Early Life[edit]

Xiomara Laugart was born in the Guantanamo province of Cuba.[4] 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 1960's and 1990's.[4][6]

2003-2005: Yerba Buena[edit]

Originally based in New York, Laugart was a founding member and lead singer of the Afro-Latin band, Yerba Buena.[7][5]

2007-2008: Celia: The Life and Music of Celia Cruz[edit]

In 2007, Laugart was cast as Celia Cruz in the Off-Broadway musical, Celia: The Life and Music of Celia Cruz, a tribute to the life of the late Cuban-American singer. Celia ran at New World Stages in New York, New York from September 26, 2007 until May 25, 2008.[8] During that tour period, the musical made stops at: Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami, Dallas, Washington, D.C., and Boston, as well as a South American tour.[9][3] The musical won four Hispanic Organization of Latin Actors (HOLA) awards in 2008.[8]

Discography[edit]

Yerba Buena[10][edit]

  • President Alien (2003)
  • Island Life (2005)

Solo[11][edit]

  • Xiomara (2006)
  • La Voz (2010)
  • Tears and Rumba (2015)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Yerba Buena". Spotify. Retrieved 2 April 2015. 
  2. ^ "Artist: Xiomara Laugart". Chesky Records. Retrieved 2 April 2015. 
  3. ^ a b "The Arsht Center's Entertaining Summer". Miami Herald. Miami Herald. Retrieved 2 April 2015. 
  4. ^ a b c Johnson, Catalina Maria. "Xiomara Laugart: The Voice of Cuba". Chicago Music. Retrieved 2 April 2015. 
  5. ^ a b Gans, Andrew. "Laugart Will Star in New Celia Musical; Casting Complete". Playbill. Retrieved 2 April 2015. 
  6. ^ Moore, Robin (2004). "Transformations in Cuban Nueva Trova, 1965-95". Ethnomusicology 47 (1): 1–41. Retrieved 3 April 2015. 
  7. ^ Domínguez, Robert. "Xiomara Laugart's Honored and Nervous to Play Queen of Salsa Onstage". New York Daily News. Retrieved 2 April 2015. 
  8. ^ a b "Celia". Lortel Archives. Retrieved 2 April 2015. 
  9. ^ "Celia Musical — Based on Life of Celia Cruz — to Play New World Stages". Playbill. Retrieved 2 April 2015. 
  10. ^ "Yerba Buena". Spotify. Retrieved 2 April 2015. 
  11. ^ "Artist: Xiomara Laugart". Chesky Records. Retrieved 2 April 2015. 

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