Music…

June 11th, 2013

Ocean's Aphrodite 
The self-produced, self-released Album “Ocean’s Aphrodite”
from Sirena is available on iTunes:
 

Name Artist Time Price
1

Your Love Is Sirena 4:36 $0.99 View In iTunes
2

Run Sirena 4:53 $0.99 View In iTunes
3

Sentimientos Sirena 3:56 $0.99 View In iTunes
4

The Struggle Sirena 5:22 $0.99 View In iTunes
5

Soñando Sirena 6:35 $0.99 View In iTunes
6

My Heart’s On Fire Sirena 4:14 $0.99 View In iTunes

 

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About…

July 12th, 2010

Sirena Smiling
Sirena began singing with her father who taught her Chilean Folklore and Andean Music at a very young age, she later taught herself to use programs such as ProTools and Reason to produce her own blend of beats and rhythms. As a producer her music has the influences of electronica, soul and latin rhythms. Her voice and style have been compared to that of Sade, La India, and Carol C. of Si*Se. Singing both in English and Spanish, her songs are drenched with rhythmic beauty, and heartfelt emotion.

Aside from being a talented musician, Sirena is also a dancer and painter. She has studied Middle Eastern Dance, Poi Dance, Veil Poi (Voi), and recently she has picked up fire fans. She has taken part in dance showcases in NJ, took part in Dance Parade 2010 & 2011 in NYC, and recently opened up for a Dead Prez concert at Parlay Studios in Jersey City.

She has performed in venues such as:
Joe’s Pub, NY
S.O.B’s, NY
Southpaw, NY
The Cutting Room, NY
Water Taxi Beach, NY
South Street Seaport, NY
Nuyorican Poets Cafe, NY
Opus 22, NY
AKA Lounge, FL
Lowes Jersey Theater, NJ
Mexicali Blues Cafe, NJ
and many more venues in NY and NJ

This talented woman finds herself married to a true entrepreneur, Chelo Mercado. Though originally they grew up in Dover NJ, Jersey City is where they now call home and work closely with the community to spread well being through programs and events.

Chelo is the founder of Grassroots Community Space in Jersey City. Grassroots is home to some great local programs such as Mommy & Me Ballet, Zumba, Middle Eastern Dance, Acting Classes, Swing Dancing & Classes, and so much more! You can view Grassroots Calendar here.

Sirena & Chelo are also founders of Sirelo Entertainment an entertainment company that has curated some of the hottest events in NJ & NY. Aside from curating entertainment, Sirena fuses Middle Eastern Dance and Fire Fans, and Chelo has been spinning or dancing with POI for over 10 years. In the last 2 years he has added the element of Fire. This amazing duo have slowly been building a reputation for no nonsense entertainment, reliability, and heartfelt performances.

Sirena is also an amazing painter. She had her very first show in September 2011 where she unveiled her collection of 12 pieces named “Neptune Rising”, a collection inspired by Sirena’s favorite subject… the ocean.

This versatile woman has displayed amazing talent and dedication to everything she puts her mind to. Her ability to reinvent herself and still remain very true to herself is most important to her, and it shows.

Grassroots Community Space…

June 11th, 2013

Grassroots Community Space is located at 54 Coles St. in Downtown Jersey City.

This is a space that is run by Chelo & Sirena Mercado.  The Grassroots Community Space is home to many local community programs such as Zumba, Belly Dance, Salsa Lessons, Kids Programs, and much more!

The Grassroots Community Space is an establishment founded by artists and supporters of the arts to enrich our community’s quality of life. The venue provides a meeting place for people who want to convene, share ideas, support local artist and explore different aspects of the human experience in a relaxed environment. It has the potential to serve as an instruction space, boutique, holistic practice center, lecture hall, event space and so much more. To view their Full Calendar of Classes Please Click on the Picture Below:

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Sirelo Entertainment…

June 11th, 2013

Partners in life and in work Sirena and Chelo Mercado are a fun, loving husband and wife team.  They are the Founders of Grassroots Community Space and Sirelo Entertainment.  Driven by their love and appreciation of the Arts, this dynamic duo wanted to create a space where all are welcome to explore their ideas at a minimal cost. Their community space Grassroots is a wonderful and diverse place located in Downtown Jersey City, NJ. Many local programs call this place their home, and in the course of a day you can see anything from children’s classes and fitness programs to cultural and special events.

After experiencing all of the diversity and creativity in Jersey City through their community space, Sirena and Chelo decided to start an Entertainment company named Sirelo Entertainment.  Sirelo, a combination of both of their names, and a nickname given to them by their friends, seemed like the perfect name for their new creative venture.  Both artists and hand percussionists,  they brought together elements such as live percussion, dancers, visual effects, live instruments and DJs to create an unforgettable experience that captivated their audiences.   Their company rapidly became known after being given the opportunity to host their very own night at the famous night club Water Taxi Beach in Long Island City.  After the closing of Water Taxi Beach, Sirelo began to host and take part in many of the cultural events around Jersey City such as: Creative Grove Arts Market,  ProArts Closing Parties,  Groove on Grove,  JC Bike Tour,  The Annual All About Downtown Jersey City Street Fair, and The Jersey City Puerto Rican Parade just to name a few.  In New York they have been part of NY Island Party at Water Taxi Beach, The Disorient Bioluminescence Boat Party and Heal & Release Party at Coney Island Boardwalk.

Sirena and Chelo continue to grow their businesses and enjoy their time together as husband and wife.  Their joy and smiles are contagious, and they can often be seen in the middle of the dance floor at one of their many events sharing their love for life with their friends and guests.

Check out Sirelo Entertainment by Clicking on the photo below:

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Some of my paintings…

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