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iLe Announces Tour After Recently Released 'Almadura'
GRAMMY-winning Puerto Rican singer iLe recently released her sophomore album, Almadura, and now she has announced a string of tour dates to launch this summer.
The singer, fomerly of Calle 13, will kick off the tour at the Latin Alternative Music Conference's Summer Stage in New York City's Central Park on July 10. She then heads to Washington's Ivy City Smokehouse on July 12 before her last date at the Museo de Arte in Puerto Rico on Aug.17.
The name of iLe's sophmore album tranlates to "strong spirit" and is a Puerto Rican play on words of "armadura," which means "armor." The album is statement about protecting Puerto Rico and its culture as well as paying tribute to today's women and the armor they use to survive.
Her latest single, "Temes," questions the idea of machismo and sexism in Latino culture.
"The song 'Temes’ has nothing to do with romance," iLe said in a press release. "Instead it is a defiant bolero that exposes one of patriarchy’s darkest blind spots: 'machismo' is more than an expression of power, it is a weak and horrifying reaction of fear."
Almadura is the follow-up to the GRAMMY-winning iLevitable. For more information on iLe's tour, visit her website.