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My Name Is Celia Cruz

Duration: 1 hour, 5 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

The queen of salsa, Celia Cruz has been the most adored and dynamic singer in Latin America for more than four decades. Since she left Cuba at the time of the 1959 revolution with her band Sonora Matancera, she lived in New York and rose to international fame with the legendary Latin bands of Tito Puente and Johnny Pacheco, the creators of salsa.

This profile includes testimony from friends, fans, fellow professionals and a stunning performance at New York's world-famous Apollo Theatre. Show less

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Director:
Anthony Wall
Assistant Producer:
Diana Mansfield

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