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Film Screening & Discussion | La Lupe Queen of Latin Soul

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Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute

120 East 125th Street

New York, NY 10035

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Presented by College Center for the Arts (CCCA), Pregones Theater and the Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute

Three cultural organizations have come together to pay tribute to the Afro-Latina, the Afro-Cuban woman from the Diaspora called “La Lupe.” City College Center for the Arts (CCCA), Pregones Theater and the Caribbean Cultural Center are united in tribute to a star that relished in the pride of her talent, creativity, and self-transformation as she developed her unique style and public presence. Similar to un-replicable stars like Tina Turner, Janis Joplin, Diana Ross, Eartha Kitt, there was no other; there was only one: La Lupe – “La Yiyiyi.”




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At the Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute:

Film: 'La Lupe Queen of Latin Soul' | June 1, 2017 | 6:00PM - 8:00PM |

Join us for a special film screening of La Lupe Queen of Latin Soul followed by a discussion with the filmmaker, interdisciplinary artist Ela Troyano.

La Lupe Queen of Latin Soul tells the story of the innovative, electrifying, and bodacious powerhouse known as La Lupe “La Yiyiyi” through character-driven interviews in first-person anecdotes, in an oral history much like those found in a folk ballad or a bolero. More on the film here.

About the Filmmaker:


Ela Troyano is an interdisciplinary artist born in Cuba and based in New York City. Her projects bring together different aesthetic histories and genres: downtown New York avant-garde film and performance, queer cinema, Cuban cinema-in-exile, and Latina film and video. Throughout her 35-year career, her films and performances have straddled the worlds of documentary and fiction, installation and live action.

She has exhibited in venues such as the Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum, Performance Space 122 in New York, The British Film Institute in London and the Kino Arsenal in Berlin. Select awards include: Creative Capital, the Ford Foundation, Jerome Foundation, Latino Public Broadcasting, Independent Television Service, New York State Council on the Arts, Rockefeller Media, Theo Westenberger, United States Artists Rockefeller Fellowship.

General Admission is free!

Suggestion donation: $5.




At the Pregones Theater:

Panel: Demystifying A Diva: The Truth Behind the Myth of La Lupe | June 6, 2017 | 6:00PM - 8:00PM |

Join us for an exclusive panel discussion and record sampling around critically acclaimed book Demystifying A Diva: The Truth Behind the Myth of La Lupe with author Juan A. Moren and Joe Conzo Sr. Latin Music Historian.

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General Admission is free!

Suggestion donation: $5.




At the City College Center for the Arts:

Concert: La Diva: La Lupe! | June 9, 2017 | 7:30PM

Caridad de La Luz, “La Bruja,” Nina Rodriguez, direct from Puerto Rico Calma Carmona, and special guest Johnny “Dandy” Rodriguez, Mambo Legends, member of the Tito Puente Orchestra will travel back in time at the beginning of La Lupe’s Cuban recordings of La Diva made possible by Fania Records.

General admission is $25.00 advance and $30.00 at the door.

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