Miss Angelina presents "Sorta Rican", a one-woman show that's a mix of her
original Hip Hop music with stand-up comedy and Latin dancing. ¡Ay Dio mio!
Sorta Rican is Miss Angelina's autobiographical tale of growing up as a half-Puerto Rican in the White suburbs of Jersey. As she recounts tales of learning how to be Latina from watching West Side Story, cooking with her Abulela (complete with demonstration!), and fumbling broken Spanish she learned in school, Angelina morphs in and out of different characters and musical numbers.
Through her struggles to try and be a real Latina, her love of music always connects her to her culture, and her musical journey winds up taking her from the White suburbs to the Latin hood of NYC, to the beaches of Miami and finally to the motherland, Puerto Rico. We meet a colorful cast of characters along the way, all of whom show Angelina a different dynamic of what it means to be Latina.
The music illuminates her cultural growth, from showtunes in Jersey, to Hip Hop in Harlem, to Salsa in Miami, and Reggaeton in Puerto Rico. She even kicks up her heels in a Latin dance medley, showing off her Merengue, Bachata and Salsa skills. The live band holds down the musical numbers, backing up Miss A’s smooth rap lyrics and Caribbean melodies.
By the end of her journey, the audience is cracking up and singing along, but also asking themselves the bigger question: How does my ethnic heritage define who I am?
Miss Angelina is currently touring Sorta Rican around the USA. Past venues include The Duplex in New York City, iO West in Los Angeles, and Celebrate Puerto Rico in San Juan, PR. Stay up to date with future show announcements by liking her Facebook Fan Page: http://facebook.com/missangelinamusic/