Lifebeat to present
Cuervoton Finals on May 18 in NYC
5/1/06 - LatinRapper.com news
NOKIA THEATRE in Times Square is preparing to host the final
competition of the Cuervoton talent search in New York City
May 18. This concluding event of the nationwide competition
will include widely-known headliners Raekwon, Pitbull and Nore,
a star-studded lineup of performers including Tony Touch,
Chingo Bling, Malverde Wu-Tang Latino’s Rameses Notch and LDA,
all touched up by the familiar voices of emcees of the night
Jewelz Lopez (WKTU 103.5FM) and Boy Wonder (Chosen Few, El
Draft). The Nokia Theater is noted throughout venue history
for its standout events and concerts. Cuervoton will make
history, as it will be the first-ever reggaeton concert held
at the Times Square theater.
The competing acts at the event will perform in front of the
judging eyes of Machete Music and Wu-Tang Latino
representatives Ray Roq Acosta and Ed Rosa. The chosen winning
act will be meeting with the two mentioned music labels, along
with landing a slot on the Cuervoton Vol. 2 CD.
In addition, through the Cuervoton program, LIFEbeat has
played a major role in spreading HIV/AIDS prevention awareness
through the distribution of prevention materials at the event
The five-city tour/auditions took place throughout the month
of April, making well-received stops in Los Angeles, Houston,
Phoenix and Chicago. Cuervoton semi finals for New York City
will be held May 4.
Finals will begin promptly at 7:30 P.M. on Thursday, May 18,
2006. There will be a special appearance by Luis Collazo the
WBA Welterweight Champion. Tickets are only $25 can be
purchased at www.ticketmaster.com .