CCCADI and Museo del Barrio present a screening of executive producer Joe Cardona’s documentary, Celia the Queen. The film is a loving look at the amazing life and legacy of a woman whose voice symbolized the soul of a nation and captured the hearts of fans worldwide. Erupting onto the Cuban music scene as the lead singer for La Sonora Matancera, Celia Cruz broke down barriers of racism and sexism. With the powerful weapon of her voice and the warm tolerance of her heart, Celia soon became all things to all people. The film shows the diversity of the people whose lives she touched, from stars like Quincy Jones, Andy Garcia, and Wyclef Jean to ordinary people all over the world who loved not only her music but her incredible spirit.
Immediately following the film, join us for a panel discussion with Journalist and Reporter Malin Falu; Hair Stylist Ruth Sanchez; and Poet Felipe Luciano. Moderated by Writer and Salsa historian Aurora Flores.
Presented in collaboration with the National Black Programming Consortium.
WHEN: Wednesday, February 5, 2014 | 7pm – 9pm
WHERE: El Museo del Barrio | 1230 5th Ave, New York, NY 10029
ADMISSION: FREE! MUST RSVP | RSVP LINK: http://www.elmuseo.org/event/celia-the-queen/
Check out the super awesome video below of Celia and the Fania crew during a sound check in Zaire in 1974.