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Celia Cruz Forever Exhibition

July 27, 2023 - Today
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Celia Cruz Forever - Tower Theater

Welcome to the exhibit dedicated to La Guarachera de Cuba, to the Queen of Salsa. We invite you to revisit with us the great moments of her inspiring life and her extraordinary career,  on a journey through photos, records, objects and stories within their contexts, which will help you understand the space and time in which she lived. Accompanied by her eternal jAzLlcar!, and through an immersive experience, you will see why Celia Cruz is the most important and universally recognized female figure in 20th century Cuban popular music, whose work transcends the boundaries of her country in its international impact. Celia is also one of the main links in the cultural history of Afro-Cuban and Latina women, and a recognized icon of American popular culture. 

Let’s celebrate the life and legacy of the most universal Cuban!

Celia Cruz


Celia Cruz

Celia Cruz: The Queen of Salsa

Celia Cruz, known as the “Queen of Salsa,” was a Cuban-American singer who left an indelible mark on the world of music. Born in Havana, Cuba, in 1925, Celia’s unmistakable voice and vibrant stage presence made her an iconic figure in Latin music.

Her career spanned over five decades, and she recorded numerous chart-topping songs that continue to move and inspire audiences today. With hits like “La Vida Es Un Carnaval” and “Quimbara,” Celia Cruz brought the rhythms of salsa to the global stage, earning her the admiration and love of fans worldwide.

Celia’s signature style, adorned with colorful and extravagant costumes, mirrored her larger-than-life personality. Her infectious energy on stage and her ability to connect with audiences made her a beloved figure in the music industry.

Throughout her career, Celia Cruz received countless awards and honors, including multiple Grammy Awards and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. She used her fame not only to entertain but also to advocate for causes close to her heart, including support for her native Cuba’s people.

Celia Cruz’s legacy continues to thrive, and her influence on salsa and Latin music remains unparalleled. Her music lives on, reminding us that, like her famous song proclaims, “La vida es un carnaval” — life is a carnival, and we should sing, dance, and celebrate it to the fullest. Celia Cruz’s vibrant spirit and music will forever resonate in our hearts.

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