From El Museo Del Barrio: A Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute presentation in collaboration with El Museo del Barrio, the Apollo Theater and the National Black Programming Consortium.
The documentary "Celia the Queen" screening & panel discussion moderated by Dr. Marta Moreno Vega. Panel includes Joe Cardona, producer; Ruth Sanchez, hair stylist; Felipe Luciano, WBAI, poet.
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.
We'll meetup at El Cafe first, which is inside El Museo Del Barrio (1230 Fifth Avenue, between 104rd & 105th Streets) for a quick meet & greet at 6:00pm, then head over to the theater inside El Museo as a group. The film starts at 7pm - please try not to arrive later than 6:30pm for best available seating!
Directions to El Museo Del Barrio:
El Museo is located on Fifth Avenue, between 104th & 105th Streets.
By Bus: Take the #1, #2, #3, or #4 bus lines to 104th Street & Madison Avenue (or Fifth Avenue if you are heading downtown).
By Train: Take #6 train to 103rd Street, walk 3 avenues west to Fifth Ave.
For those that are driving, there are several parking options in the area. If you're running late, need further directions, or have any questions, feel free to call or text Daniel at [masked] for more information.
About El Museo Del Barrio
Founded in 1969, El Museo del Barrio is recognized as New York's leading Latino cultural institution. Primarily featuring Latin American and Caribbean art, El Museo also takes much pride in specializing in works from Puerto Rico and artists in the Puerto Rican community here in New York City. Since moving to it's current permanent location in 1977, El Museo provides artistic cultural diversity as a member of the famed Museum Mile in NYC.