Posts Tagged ‘Celia Cruz’

Remembering Marvette Perez, Smithsonian Latino History Curator and Musician

Friends of Marvette Perez, curator of Latino History and Culture at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History, used to say that before there was Google, there was Marvette. Now the Smithsonian, Cantigas, and her friends will no longer have the benefit of her wisdom. Perez died in her sleep on August 19 at age [...]

Tonight: “Fifteen Women in Salsa” at Artisphere

Past the late Celia Cruz, there aren't many well-known women in the musical genre of salsa. But tonight at Artisphere, salsa dance teacher and educator Eileen Torres is offering, as part of Women’s History Month,  a multi-media program called “Fifteen Women in Salsa.” The evening will highlight Cruz, of course, as well as lesser-knowns like Myrta [...]

School Yourself on Salsa This Weekend

This weekend offers up a number of ways to soak up the musical history of salsa and to dance to it as well. Friday night and Saturday afternoon “Celia the Queen,” will be showing as part of Filmfest D.C. Justin Moyer favorably reviewed this documentary on the late, flamboyant reina de salsa, Celia Cruz, for [...]