Jackie Cruz Signs with Management Company All Parts Move

Jackie Cruz is on the Move

The 33-year-old Dominican-American singer and actress has signed a deal with All Parts Move, which will be guiding her music career.

Jackie Cruz

The Miami-based artist management company is involved in all aspects of the artist’s career while providing complete individualized services, including long term career and strategic planning, creative execution and A&R, as noted on the official APM website. 

“I don’t feel like I belong anywhere, so I want to make music for the kids like me,” Cruz, known for portraying Flaca on Orange Is the New Black, previously told Billboard. “I want to make bilingual music. I really don’t want to say, ‘What’s my genre?’ My genre is my life. Everything is going to blend well but will also describe who I am and what I grew up listening to.”

As an artist, Cruz has dropped singles like “La Hora Loca,” “Don’t Waste My Time,” “Melly 16,” and most recently Lucia Ocho” featuring Nina Sky.

Cruz’s bilingual album titled Hija de Chavez is scheduled for an October release.

Nina Sky to Perform at This Year’s Afro-Latino Festival

Nina Sky is hitting the stage ahead for a special festival…

The American R&B duo, composed of identical twins Nicole and Natalie Albino, will perform at the 2016 Afro-Latino Festival.

Nina Sky

Nina Sky’s debut single “Move Ya Body“, released from their self-titled debut album in 2004, was a success, reaching No. 4 on the Billboard Hot 100. Their second album Nicole & Natalie was released on July 31, 2012. Their third studio album Brightest Gold was announced for release later this year through Tommy Boy Entertainment.

Set for July 8-10 in New York City, the festival will also include appearances by Princess NokiaSangoMaluca, Los Rakas and Tito Puente Jr.

Organizers describe the festival, now in its fourth year, as “a networking space to pay tribute to the African roots of people from Latin America and the Caribbean,” with documentaries and a series of talks on the program as well as music.

The festival takes place at Schomberg Center for Research in Black Culture and S.O.B.’s in Manhattan, and Bed-Stuy Restoration Plaza and C’Mon Everybody in Brooklyn.