Tribute to the Guarachera de Cuba: The Queen Celia Cruz

celia.Photo Credit Ricardo Betancourt website

The Tribute to the Guarachera de Cuba: The Queen Celia Cruz will take place on Saturday, March 22, 2014 at 8:00pm, presented by the Apollo Theater in partnership with the Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute. The Apollo Theater is located at 253 W 125th Street, New York, New York.

This special concert to commemorate the life and legacy of Celia Cruz also marks the 50th anniversary of her debut performance at the Apollo Theater in May 1964. The singer will be the first Latina inducted into the Apollo Legends Hall of Fame. The concert, featuring signature numbers from Cruz’s songbook, will be performed by Anissa Gathers, Amma McKen, Cita Rodriguez with Jose Alberto “El Canario” and Orchestra and special guest, Lucrecia. Hosted by Felipe Luciano and Malin Falu.

The Celia Cruz Legacy Project was established to celebrate Celia Cruz’s accomplishments and achievements as the world’s most iconic salsa singer The Celia Cruz Legacy Project Archive and Research Center collects, safeguards and makes accessible materials, documents, photographs, video footage, stage dresses and pieces from Celia Cruz’s personal collection to keep the Legacy of Celia Cruz alive for generations to come.

For announcement, see http://cccadi.org/01/march-22-2014-tribute-to-la-guarachera-de-cuba-the-queen-celia-cruz-saturday/

For more information, see https://www.apollotheater.org/programs/2013-apollo-artists/774-tribute-to-the-guarachera-de-cuba-the-queen-celia-cruz-biographies

For related articles in Spanish, see http://www.diariolibre.com/revista/2014/03/21/i534861_celia-cruz-primera-latina-paseo-del-teatro-apollo.html and http://www.milenio.com/hey/Celia_Cruz-Teatro_Apollo-Pase_de_las_Leyendas_0_265773832.html

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