Elissa Carmona is an Air Force veteran and a Bronx-based singer and songwriter. Her music promotes advocacy, self-awareness, and empowerment with the goal of soothing and enriching audiences with captivating riffs and soul.
"Trained at NYC’s Music & Art High School, I was once a church singer who became a teen mom and high school dropout. My childhood dream was to be a professional singer, however this seemed fruitless, and I stopped singing for over 15 years. After earning a BA in social science and MSW degree in nonprofit management, I worked as a case manager for over a decade." - Elissa Carmona
In 2016, Elissa founded Morrisania Band Project (MBP), an award-winning musical collective that adds vibrancy to the South Bronx through music, community engagement, and social initiatives. Since 2017, MBP has presented free concerts at Bronx city parks and green spaces, with partners, Bronx Music Heritage Center, 161st Street BID, and more. MBP concerts “keep the lights on in a dark and depressed community” stated one attendee.