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Two queens, one throne, an encounter of Latin music history and art,
Contemporary Puerto Rican painter Melissa King-Castro joins renowned author, journalist and college professor, Juan A. Moreno-Velázquez in a visual and historical presentation of their work when they meet, on Saturday, May 31st, at Chips and Salsa.
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Moreno-Velázquez will explore the relationship between salsa divas La Lupe and Celia Cruz, the most famous female salsa entertainers of all time, as far as their personal interaction, musical rivalry and the way in which the male oriented Latin music industry treated them. First La Lupe was the undisputed Queen of Latin Soul, and was later supplanted by Celia Cruz, who quickly became the Queen of Salsa, while La Lupe practically disappeared from the contemporary music industry, this albeit the fact that La Lupe was younger than her musical nemesis.
Why only one woman, at one time, could occupy the throne of musical royalty? Moreno-
Let’s meet on Saturday, May 31st and enjoy a good chat, and great conversation at Chips and Salsa, located on 43 West 46th Street, between 5th and 6th Avenues, in Manhattan. The presentation will commence at 7 p.m.