film screening and discussion
Wednesday, February 5, 7pm
Celia the Queen, a film produced by Joe Cardona, 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.
El Museo del Barrio
1230 5th Avenue (between 104th and 105th Streets), Manhattan
A Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute presentation in collaboration with El Museo del Barrio, the Apollo Theater and the National Black Programming Consortium