Published On: Sat, Jul 3rd, 2010

NYC Event: Capicu Presents Hip Hop Fusion w/ Maria Isa & SotaRico

Mariaisa  Mi gente! usually we break for the summer but this year we decided to bring it in July with a special show and Bday celebration for our Capicu partner, La Boricua Goddess! & we are now FREE before 8!

Incredible Singer/Hip Hop Poet Maria Isa & her Live Band SotaRico! 

What happens when a sexy Boricua emcee born to Nuyorican parents, and raised in America's heartland, serves up entre' after entre' of spicy Afro-Boricua rhythms of Bomba and Plena, seasons them with Motown funk and old-school Rhythm and Blues, adds a generous helping of Fania's Salsa Bugaloo-style fusion and, for good measure, peppers these with hot R&B; remixes served up on a platter generously garnished with candent "Spanglish" freestyle and lyrical poetry? You get a sensation in the person of Maria Isa, whose pioneering Latin hip-hop fusion is as forceful for its lyricism as for its call to social activism.

Hailing from the Twin City of St. Paul, Minnesota, Maria Isa has to date performed with a variety of artists: Julio Voltio, Plena Libre, Brother Ali, Dan Wilson, La India, Slick Rick, Bahamadia, Medusa, Paracumbe, Digable Planets, The Roots, Semisonic, Velcro, Tek One, Babalu Machete, Time Machine Squad, RokaFela, Popmaster Fabel, The Alkaholiks, Sofrito!, Freeway, the Welfare Poets, and the list goes on. Regardless with whom she shares the stage however, her greatest joy comes from planting the seeds of political and social change through her performances, which she describes as "The United Nations roundtable meets MAC lip gloss fantastic."

Another thing about Maria Isa: she's got a way with words.

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Photographer/Poet: Sandra Guzman:

Sandra Guzman's creativity was discovered at the age of eight when she began drawing cartoons. As she grew, so did her talent and she began expressing herself through poetry. Her first love in photography has always been black and white. She always had a fascination for art and enjoys going to art galleries. She began her lifelong journey exploring and photographing nature. she spent a couple of years refining her vision as a photographer. While visiting an art gallery she met Ron Terner, an awesome photographer and owner of Focal Point Gallery in City Island, New York. There she worked on some of her images and her image Central Park was displayed in Focal Point Gallery in December of 2003.

Also- Music by DJ Balance NYC! Spinnin' Hip-Hop, R&B;, Disco, Old School, Freestyle, Latin, Reggae, Reggae ton, House and basically anything u can groove to!

Adonde? (where @)? 

Friday July 9th
The Capicu Poetry Open Mic
Doors Open @ 7 PM- Open Mic List closes at 8 PM
**Showtime starts between 8 pm- 8:30 pm**

Notice Lounge & Cafe

198 Union Avenue (between B'way and Montrose)
Williamsburg Brooklyn NY 11211

Right across from the 90th Precinct
Free before 8 PM
$7 After


G Train to Broadway (on the same block)
J train to Lorimer (Lorimer/Bway exit, walk straight up B'way, right on Union ave)

From Bronx/ Manhattan: 2,3,4,5,A, or C train to Fulton St./ Broadway Nassau station, transfer to J or M train to Lorimer St. (Lorimer/Bway exit, walk straight up B'way, right on Union ave)

From Jersey: Path to 14th Street and transfer to the Brooklyn bound L train.
Get off at Montrose Ave. Walk up Montrose 6 blocks and make a left on Union. 
PATH to WTC, Walk to Fulton Street Train Station (3 short blocks) and take the J or M to Lorimer. (Lorimer/Bway exit, walk straight up B'way, right on Union ave)

This Show Is Sponsored by Radio Capicu, Saturdays 10pm- Midnight on:

NYC Event: Capicu Presents Hip Hop Fusion w/ Maria Isa & SotaRico