Screening of “La Lupe—Queen of Latin Soul” with Filmmaker Ela Troyano

The National Museum of Natural History will present La Lupe—Queen of Latin Soul (2007), on Saturday, September 24, 2011, at 2:00pm, in the museum’s Baird Auditorium. The National Museum of Natural History is located at 10th St. and Constitution Ave., N.W., Washington, DC. This event is free and open to the public.

In this film, director Ela Troyano tells the story of the legendary New York City musical rebel and innovator Lupe Yoli (“La Lupe”), who began her career in Havana on the eve of the Cuban Revolution. The screening will be followed by a conversation with Troyano and National Museum of American History curator Marvette Pérez. The film is presented in conjunction with the exhibition “American Sabor: Latinos in U.S. Popular Music,” currently on view in the Smithsonian’s International Gallery in the S. Dillon Ripley Center.

Ela Troyano is an award winning Cuban-born filmmaker. Her work includes Carmelita Tropicana—which won the coveted Teddy Bear at the Berlin International Film Festival as well as the Audience and Critics Award at the San Francisco International Lesbian and Gay Film Festival—the documentary Urban Youth in the 21st Century, and feature film, Latin Boys Go To Hell.

For more information, see http://newsdesk.si.edu/releases/smithsonian-celebrates-hispanic-heritage-month-0

For photo and more information on La Lupe, see http://strangeflowers.wordpress.com/2009/12/23/%C2%A1la-lupe/

Also see previous post New CD Collection: La Lupe Puro Teatro

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