CRISOL, Spanish for melting pot, co-founded by Magdaliz Roura, is an ensemble that has been performing in Philadelphia and surrounding areas since 1997. This group is dedicated to the interpretation of a variety of folk and traditional musical genres from Puerto Rico, Cuba, Mexico, Venezuela, Colombia, Argentina, and other parts of Latin America.
Some of the styles Crisol performs include Bolero, Son, Cha-Cha, Mariachi music, Cumbia, Danza, Salsa, Rancheras, Huapangos, Merengue, Plena, Nueva Trova, Habaneras, Bossa Nova, and much more.
The band size varies based on budget, venue, and details of the event. There are several possible band configurations. We have performed as big as a septet and as small as a solo act, just let us know what you need and we will figure it out.
Our four most common configurations are:
1. Magdaliz and Her Trio Crisol: our most popular, with a typical instrumentation of Magdaliz
playing guitar and singing, small Latin percussion (maracas, clave, bell, bombo drum, etc.),
Conga drums, and violin.
2. Latin Trio: with a typical instrumentation of Magdaliz playing guitar and singing, percussion,
3. Latin Duo: which includes Magdaliz playing guitar and singing, and either the violin or percussion.
4. Latin Solo: Magdaliz performing by herself, singing and playing her guitar.
We can cater to your needs, just let us know what you need and we will be happy to help you plan the music detail of your activity.
Weddings, Birthdays, Private Parties, Mariachi/ Mexican Events, Dances, Corporate Events, Cocktail Hours, School Assemblies/Workshops, Community Events, Fund Raisers, Graduation Parties, Christmas Parties, Valentine’s, Cinco de Mayo Parties, Sweet 16 Parties (Quinceaeras), Bar and Bat Mitzvahs, Christenings, Serenades, Anniversaries, Surprise Parties, Retirement Parties, Festivals, Church Services, Nursing Homes, Hospitals, Art Galleries, Book Signing events, Outdoor Events, Workshops, Latin Dance Lessons, we’ve done it all and much more!
We have experienced and dedicated musicians, but most important, musicians who love music! We will give your guests a night to remember with beautiful songs from all over Latin America.
* Disclaimer: Even though we play traditional Mariachi music, among many other styles, we do not stroll and we do not dress in "charro" costumes with the hats and boots. We do dress colorful and festive and, upon request, I can wear a traditional Mexican rebozo shawl.
Magdaliz Roura: Lead singer/ guitarrist, founder, and manager.
What to Expect
* Disclaimer: Even though we play traditional Mariachi music, among many other styles,
we do not stroll and we do not dress in "charro" costumes with the hats and boots.
We do dress colorful and festive and, upon request, I can wear a traditional Mexican
Romantic Puerto Rican Boleros, feisty Cuban Sones, energetic Mexican Mariachi music, sensuous Colombian Cumbias, contagious Dominican Merengues, are among the many styles we performs.
07-03-2013 — Magdaliz & Her Latin Ensemble Crisol in concert @ Penn Museum Summer Concert Series
06-14-2013 — Magdaliz & Her Latin Ensemble Crisol performing @ Friday Nightas at the Barnes Foundation
Past Booked Dates:
05-05-2013 — Magdaliz Roura in Acoustic Conversations: Women in Music @ National Museum of American Jewish History, 101 South Independence Mall East, Phila., PA 19106
05-04-2013 — Magdaliz & Her Latin Ensemble Crisol @ Harrison Township Fiesta Down Main Street
04-27-2013 — Magdaliz & Her Latin Ensemble Crisol performing @ 2013 Philadelphia Latin American Film Festival
04-19-2013 — Magdaliz Roura performing @ PIFA 2013 concert Guadalupe: Our Lady of the Roses Intercultural Journeys Concert
03-24-2013 — Magdaliz Roura (guitar/ voice) and Elsa Ugarte (percussion) “Crisol as a Latin Duo” will be performing for a private birthday party
02-24-2013 — Magdaliz & Her Latin Ensemble Crisol performing @ Andrea Clearfield’s Music Salon
02-20-2013 — Magdaliz Roura guest artist presentation/ workshop on Puerto Rican & Latin American Music Drexel/ Hahnemann University
12-12-2012 — Magdaliz (voice/ guitar), performing for the "Mercy LIFE Adult Day Care Xmas Party", 3240-64 N. Hancock St, Phil, PA, Wed, Dec. 12, @ 11am
10-17-2012 — Magdaliz Roura (guitar/voice) & Veronica Jurkiewicz (violin), Crisol as a Latin Duo, will perform for the NALAC (National Association of Latino Arts and Culture) 2012 Conference “Welcome to Philly!” Reception @ Loews Hotel, 1200 Market, Philadelphia, PA
10-06-2012 — Magdaliz and Her Latin Ensemble Crisol will perform at the “ Kennett Square Hispanic Health Expo: Vive Tu Vida! Get Up! Get Moving!” Kennett Square, PA
09-29-2012 — Magdaliz Roura (guitar/ voice) and Elsa Ugarte (percussion) “Crisol as a Latin Duo” will be performing for a wedding @ The American Swedish Museum Philadelphia, PA 19145
09-28-2012 — Magdaliz and Her Latin Ensemble Crisol performing for the “94th Annual Ephrata Fair” Ephrata, PA 17522
09-22-2012 — Magdaliz Roura (guitar/ voice) and Elsa Ugarte (percussion) “Crisol as a Latin Duo” performing at the Purple Cow Ice Cream 2685 Main Street, Lawrenceville, NJ 08648
09-21-2012 — Magdaliz Roura (guitar/ voice) and Elsa Ugarte (percussion) “Crisol as a Latin Duo” performing for the “The Wolf of Wall Street” movie crew New York, NY 10013
09-07-2012 — Magdaliz Roura performing at the Painted Bride for the “Papeles: Are We What We Sign?” Art Exhibition 230 Vine St, Philadelphia, PA 19106
09-02-2012 — Magdaliz and Her Latin Ensemble Crisol performed for a wedding at National Society of the Colonial Dames of America 1630 Latimer St, Philadelphia, PA 19103
08-15-2012 — Magdaliz and Her Latin Ensemble Crisol performed for a Corporate Latin Themed BBQ Philadelphia, PA 19154
08-01-2012 — Magdaliz & Her Latin Band Crisol concert, AC Free Library International Night 8/1/12 @ 7pm, Kennedy Plaza, Mississippi Av & Boardwalk FREE
07-29-2012 — Magdaliz Roura performing with the "Intercultural Journeys Ensemble" for the Taller Puertorriqueño "Cafe Under The Stars" concert series 7pm
07-25-2012 — Magdaliz & Her Trio Crisol @ the Penn Museum Summer Concert Series, 5:30-7:30pm
07-19-2012 — Magdaliz Roura performing for the "Telemundo Philadelphia Upfront Networking Event" @ Comcast Center @ 6:00pm
07-19-2012 — Magdaliz Roura (voice/ guitar) performing for Chestnut Park: Music in the Park Series, John F. Collins Park, 1707 Chestnut St. Phila., PA 12noon to 1:30pm
06-02-2012 — Magdaliz & Her Trio Latin Band Crisol @ the Psalm Salon, 5841 Overbrook Ave, 8:00-10:00pm
05-05-2012 — Magdaliz & Her Trio Crisol "Cinco de Mayo Party", Plymouth Meeting Whole Foods, 6:00pm-8:00pm
05-05-2012 — Magdaliz & Her Trio Crisol "Cinco de Mayo Party", Plymouth Meeting Whole Foods, 12noon-3:00pm
05-03-2012 — Magdaliz "Cinco de Mayo" concert, Southampton States Retirement Community, 4:30pm
04-28-2012 — Magdaliz & Her Trio Crisol performing for a fundraiser event, Boathouse Row Kelly Drive, Philadelphia, PA
01-30-2012 — The Sergio Experience Radio Show 8:30 PM @ WPEB 88.1FM
2006: 12 gigs
2007: 27 gigs
2008: 18 gigs
2009: 27 gigs
2010: 16 gigs
2011: 18 gigs
2012: 17 gigs
Available for Your
Anniversary Party, Awards Night, Baby Shower, Band Member Wanted, Bar/Bat Mitzvah Party, Bar/Lounge, Birthday Party, Casino, Casting Call, Christmas Party, Church Service, Club/Nightclub, Competition, Concert Venue, Convention, Corporate Event, Dinner Dance, Ethnic Celebration, Fair, Festival, Fundraiser, Graduation, Grand Opening, Halloween Party, Holiday Party, Hotel, Launch Party, Luncheon/Tea, Other, Private Party, Prom, Quinceañera, Religious Celebration, Restaurant, Retreat, Reunion, Seminar, Sporting Event, Studio Session, Sweet 16 Party, Trade Show, Wedding Ceremony, Wedding Reception, Workshop