One of NPR Alt.Latino’s four 2018 picks for New Spring Music, Eleanor Dubinsky is a “multilingual musician who can capture the emotions and soul of a community in a song.” (Felix Contreras, NPR Alt.Latino co-founder and host).
Eleanor is a vocalist, guitarist and cellist whose music lives at the tender edge where jazz, world, and pop sensibilities meet emotionally forthright songwriting. Hailing from St. Louis, MO and now based in NYC, her sound reflects and celebrates both her mid-western US roots and the formative time she has spent throughout her life in South America, Western and Central Europe and most recently, Portugal and Cape Verde. The polyglot composes in English, French, Spanish and Portuguese, bringing her linguistic and cultural fluency into dynamic compositions exploring the fragile links between human emotions and responsibility. Eleanor takes to heart her chosen roles as composer, bandleader, cultural interpreter and activist. Her lyrics about self-discovery as well as issues of immigration and contemporary politics create a lively, inviting sound that builds bridges between diverse audiences. Journalist Tom Pryor describes Eleanor’s work as “joyous, uplifting and deeply generous...this is music as medicine for your soul.”