Thursday, July 26, 2007

Classic R&B singer Angela Bofill suffers another stroke

With the voice of an angel, singer Angela Bofill wowed audiences across the globe. This award winning recording artist (American Music Award nominee, Bammy Award and Blackbook Award recipient, to name a few) is more powerful and exciting as ever with her three and a half octave range. Her stellar sold out performances are only equaled by the love and enthusiasm bestowed upon her by her many fans and colleagues including Denzel Washington, Mary J. Blige, Aretha Franklin, Lenny Kravitz, Danny Glover, Prince, Santana, the late great Ray Charles and her god-father Tito Puente.
Born and raised in New York City by her Cuban father and Puerto Rican mother, this Latin bombshell was exposed to a variety of musical styles, from Motown to Aretha Franklin to Tito Puente and Celia Cruz. Says Angela, “Growing up in Harlem, if you didn’t have the latest James Brown or a Supremes forty-five single, you weren’t hip. We always had Latin music playing in the house as my parents were great music lovers. In fact my father used to sit in and sing with the great Cuban bandleader, Machito.”

By the age of eighteen, Angie was an accomplished singer and songwriter, jamming with the likes of Cannonball Adderley, Herbie Hancock, Nat Adderley Jr and Dizzy Gillespie to name a few. She was a featured soloist with the Dance Theater of Harlem, majored in theater at the University of Hartford and majored in voice at the Hartt College of Music. Angela also holds a Bachelor of Music degree from the prestigious Manhattan School of Music where she was classically trained in opera.

Angela’s solo recording career began in 1978 with her self-titled album, Angie. The hits This Time I’ll Be Sweeter and Under The Moon and Over the Sky began the career of a young woman whose unique blend of jazz and R&B established her as one of the top vocalists in both the pop and jazz world. Signed to GRP records, she released her sophomore recording titled, Angel of the Night. With hits like I Try and the title track, both her albums were simultaneously topping the pop, jazz and R&B charts in 1979 for months. Angela’s recording career was solidified.

In January 2006, Angela Bofill suffered a massive stroke that left her partially paralyzed and impaired her speech.

A benefit concert was organized to pay her hospital bills, as Ms. Bofill did not carry health insurance. The show, planned by Engel along with N.Y. radio stations Kiss FM, and CD 101.9, was held on March 11th, 2006, at the Bergen Performing Arts Center in Englewood, N.J. Similar events were being planned for Detroit and Los Angeles, Engel said.

Ms. Bofill suffered another massive stroke on July 10, 2007 according to her website Her condition at this time is unknown.

Thanks to and for this information.


At 12:41 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

angela bofill is one of the greatest and accomplished singers of our times. her music has been nothing short of magical. thank you angela for sharing your god given talent and making the world a better place. my prayers are with you. i know you will over come this and bless the world again with your great talent. love jewell j


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