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La Lupe: Queen of Latin Soul

Screeening of La Lupe: Queen of Latin Soul (2007), followed by a Q&A session with film director Ela Troyano.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Royce Hall, Room 314
Los Angeles, CA 90095

A born rebel and innovator, Lupe Yoli aka La Lupe or La Yiyiyi was renowned for her emotional performances. Her renditions of classics such as "My Way," "Fever" and "Going Out of My Head" were known worldwide. But beyond her musicianship, celebrity and scandal, Lupe Yoli was also a single mother of two, a survivor of domestic abuse, a Santera who later became a Christian Evangelist speaker.

 La Lupe: Queen of Latin Soul (2007) tells La Lupe's story through character driven interviews in first person anecdotes, in an oral history much like those found in a folk ballad or a bolero. It is a documentary that evokes two groundbreaking cultural periods through rare archival footage -- pre-Revolutionary 1950's La Habana and the burgeoning Latin music scene in New York City in the 1960's and 1970's. This documentary is also a collective portrait of mid-20th century Latin musical history. Please join us for this special screening, followed by a Q&A session with film director Ela Troyano.

Parking available in structure 5 for $9.00

Cost : Free and Open to the Public


Sponsor(s): Latin American Institute, Gender Studies, Chicano Studies Research Center

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