Carmelina and Maria from Sesame Street offer themselves as auction items to raise funds for her local public school PS 163 on the Upper West Side. Opening act: Carmelina Vargas, MC who will perform: Mueve las caderas and .... Sonia Manzano - Maria from "Sesame Street" (http://www.aeispeakers.com/speakerbio.php?SpeakerID=655) Sonia Manzano has been a presence on Public Television since the 1970’s. Raised in the South Bronx, Sonia Manzano attended the High School of Performing Arts. A scholarship took her to Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, and in her junior year, she came to New York to star in the original production of the off-Broadway show, Godspell. Within a year Sonia Manzano was cast as "Maria" on Sesame Street. After ten years as an actress, Sonia Manzano began writing scripts for the series and has thirteen Emmy Awards as part of the Sesame Street writing staff. Sonia also wrote for the Peabody Award winning children’s series, Little Bill, for Nickelodeon and for a short time wrote a parenting column for the Sesame Workshop web site called "Talking Out Loud." Sonia Manzano returned to the New York stage starring in The Vagina Monologues and The Exonerated. Sonia Manzano has received awards from The Congressional Hispanic Caucus in Washington DC, and The Hispanic Heritage Foundation, and she received an honorary Doctorate in Fine Arts from Nortre Dame University in 2004. Closer to home, she was inducted into the Bronx
Sounds Like: Rihanna Italia, Beyoncé
Label: Morena Records
Bio: Carmelina Vargas is an independent Dance/Pop singer, songwriter and a warrior against cancer. The daughter of a merengue musician and born in Barahona, Dominican Republic, she now lives and works in New York City.
Carmelina first appeared on the national music scene in the summer of 2008 with t...See Full Bio
“Carmelina Releases New! Official Music Video for "Born To Win" single NEW YORK -- Independent label, Morena Records' artist Carmelina releases the official music video for her single "Born To Win". The "Born To Win" music video, directed by Michael Garcia, finally shows a true visual of Carmelina's latest single (a lyric video was previously released gaining many views as the single created a buzz through 2014). The "Born To Win" music video filmed in Harlem, New York, portrays Carmelina as a strong, unique, independent Latin/Pop/Top 40 artist. The music video captures scenes of a reflective, young female, demonstrating growth and aspirations of being "Born To Win". The "Born To Win" record was produced by well known producer, DJ Creativity and has been out on worldwide radio. Handling all promotions will be DJ Addition, who has been the force behind Carmelina's recent success. The single "Born To Win" is on iTunes.”