Bachata Sensation and New York native, Eli Jas has been busy in her hometown of NY not only promoting her single, "Tu Me Haces Volar," but also giving back to her community. Eli Jas kicked off the summer with a performance at the Bronx Puerto Rican Day parade on the Nitline Radio float. The cultural festivities continued with a performance on the Amor Stage at the 116 festival. She was honored by the festival for her participating and was one of the closing acts of the all day event. The 116th festival is the called the largest Latin street festival in the northeast with 20 blocks of food, music, games and exhibits. More than 100,000 people were in attendance in East Harlem for the 27th annual 116th Street Festival and came one day before the Puerto Rican Day Parade. Celebrating ones culture and being able to do what she loves best and perform has led Eli to not only do great events like the 116th festival but also events that target the uplifting of Latinos and Women.
Eli Jas's first philantropic event of the summer was her involvment in the Relay for Life event hosted by the American Cancer Society at Evander Child Stadium in the Bronx. This event honors cancer survivors and remembers people we have lost, but also raises funds and awareness to help save lives. Relay for life is helping to create a world with less cancer and more birthdays! Her community efforts continued that same week with the 2nd annual Hostos Education Project, Dream Garden Gala 2012, celebrated this years accomplishments to realize the mission of building a replicable model of green innovative schools in the Dominican Republic for all children including those with special needs especially those with autisim disorder. Some attendees included bachata duo Monchy & Nathalia and NBA player and first Dominican Drafted into the NBA, Felipe Lopez with Eli Jas closing the evening with an amazing performance which had the crowd dancing and contributing to a successful event.
This past weekend the 3rd annual Fashion House of Hope put on by Casa De Esperanza took place in Queens where Eli Jas took the stage and provided entertainment for the evening. Casa de Esperanza's mission is to Empower Women to become change agents in their communities by providing them with the tools needed to render support, outreach, spiritual development and prevented services to all women infected or at risk of contracting HIV/AIDS. The event was a night of fashion and entertainment targeted at raising awareness for HIV/AIDS. "It's a blessing that I've been receiving wonderful opportunities to give back to the community and meet so many people doing wonderful things to make our future better. This is what it's all about, uniting and creating a better world for one another. It's very inspiring to me and I can't wait to do more events," comments Eli Jas.
This young singer/songwriter has alot to give and this is only the begining of her journey.
About Eli Jas:
Julissa Elise Jasmine Ruiz or as her fans know her "Eli Jas" With her Chilean, Panamanian and Dominican heritage Eli Jas is the quintessential native New Yorker. Born in Chelsea, in the borough of Manhattan 20 year old "Eli Jas" Is shaking up the Latin Music Industry. Armed with R&B phrasing, Pop melodies and a sultry voice. Her mash up of pop production over Bachata grooves is incredibly infectious. The concept and style stems from "Eli Jas" herself. "I have had many musical influences in my life" she says. “In my home we listened to Pop, R&B and traditional Latin styles. Combining the genres' felt totally natural to me.”
From the moment you hear the first synth stab on her debut single "Tú Me Haces Volar" you sense you are about to encounter something extraordinary. “The energy and attitude of my music reflects the many emotions women go through. “When listening to my lyrics I want young women to be able to say, that’s exactly how I feel.” Eli Jas was part of Tr3s Descubre & Download artist in January 2012 and her debut single "Tú Me Haces Volar” drew thousands of downloads making her the most successful D&D to date.
Eli Jas is in the studio now completing her debut album. The abum is a love story. “It’s about the journey we all take once we enter into a relationship. The different emotions and trials we face while trying to make it all work.” …..
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