ANN: Film screening and panel in NYC: ‘Celia The Queen’


A post by Peter Jordens.

The Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute (CCCADI), El Museo del Barrio, the Apollo Theater and the National Black Programming Consortium co-present a screening of executive producer Joe Cardona’s documentary, Celia the Queen (2008).

The 96-minute 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.


Stay for a post-screening panel discussion moderated by Dr. Marta Moreno Vega; the panel includes Joe Cardona, film producer; Ruth Sanchez, hair stylist; and Felipe Luciano, WBAI, poet.

When: Wednesday, February 5, 2014, 7 – 9 pm

Where: El Museo del Barrio, 1230 5th Ave, New York, NY 10029

Admission: Free, but you must RSVP (where will be announced later).


CCCADI, SAVE THE DATE | Celia The Queen: A Film Screening

Apollo Theater,

The documentary also has its own Facebook page:

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