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Carmelina Vargas Releases “Alegria,” First Single Since Full Cancer Recovery
New York, NY / July 24, 2012 - Recording artist and breast cancer advocate Carmelina Vargas releases first single since full cancer recovery. “Alegria” (“Joy”) is an upbeat dance track produced by Add-On Music Group and written by Carmelina Vargas. Now available on iTunes, Alegria’s hip-shaking drumline offers a carnival feel to round out the summer season. “This song is particularly meaningful to me because it's the first I’ve recorded being 100% cancer free. "Alegria" is a celebration of life and all there is to come and I hope people receive it that way,” says Carmelina. Carmelina Vargas first appeared on the national music scene in the summer of 2008 with the release of her first single “Mueve Las Caderas,” a rhythmic modern Pop/R&B track infused with a tropical style. ASCAP Latino highlighted Carmelina’s debut album titled “Morena” (Morena Records, June 9, 2009) as one of the most anticipated albums of the coming year. As things were heating up for Carmelina, she was diagnosed with early breast cancer. Using her music as a platform, she promoted breast cancer awareness through performances at numerous events for The American Cancer Society, and at the Latin Trendsetter Awards presented by LatinTrends Magazine. She also hosted her own 1st annual fundraiser at Latin Quarters in mid-town Manhattan, which benefited the Columbia University Medical Center Survivors Squad and The American Cancer Society. Her endeavors received national recognition from Congressman Charles B. Rangel of New York’s 15th District. Carmelina’s survivor story, professional accomplishments and musical talent have been featured on, New York Socialite Examiner,,, as well as s in the pages of DTM Magazine, El Especial Newspaper and Metro International. Carmelina has also appeared alongside Sesame Street icon “Maria” (Sonia Manzano) at the Children’s Aid Society to raise funds for New York Public Schools after budget cuts. ### Media Contact: Amalia Martino BlueShoes Media (425) 361-2754 office