Is a graduate of the University of Havana where she earned a teaching certificate.

CONTACT:Mary Lugo, 770-623-8190, lugo@negia.netCara White, 843-881-1480, cara.white@mac.comVoleine Amilcar, ITVS, 415-356-8383 x244, Following the release of her first album in 1961, La Lupe moved from Havana to New York and signed with Tico Records, which marked the beginning of a prolific and successful career in the 1960s and 1970s. Troyano also directed the dramatic action television series Reyes y Rey and the sitcom Angeles for Telemundo/Sony (1998-99). Independent Television Service is funded by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, a private corporation funded by the American people.

But Fidel Castro wasn't into a female singer who cackled and shouted, jiggled and twitched, tore at her clothes and hair and sometimes threw shoes at her band. Having been a lifelong practitioner of Santeria, she then became a born-again Christian, preaching in evangelical testimonials. Before La Lupe, Tito Puente's band were very traditional and she gave them an edge. ', Tito x 2: Celebrating The Kings Of Mambo Again, Latin Jazz at Its Most Thoughtful and Thrilling. Presented by ITVS, the series is supported by interactive companion websites and national publicity and community engagement campaigns. A revelation of Puro Teatro is how many styles she could make her own. From a poor town in Cuba to the stage of Carnegie Hall, Lupe “La Lupe” Yoli transformed Latin music. Independent Lens features unforgettable stories about a unique individual, community or moment in history. By 1985, La Lupe had rebounded from a descent into homelessness. After 1978, she was dumped and never recorded regularly again, and the fates decided she would now catch as many bad breaks as she had fortunate ones earlier. It’s been more than a decade since the Cuban singer died but the joy she radiated with a simple smile or her emblematic “¡Azucar!” may never fade ― at least not as long as her hit song “La Vida Es Un Carnaval” continues to be a joie de vivre anthem across Latin America … Born in either 1936 or 1939 in southern Cuba, La Lupe won a singing contest and soon was performing with popular regional bands. In 1954 she participated on a radio program which invited fans to sing imitations of their favorite stars. She retired in 1980, and found herself destitute by the early 1980s. La Lupe in New York, 1967. Ego conflicts and her increasing temper tantrums in 1968 led Puente to exchange La Lupe for the more conventionally professional and reliable Celia Cruz. As much as we all love, respect and honor Celia Cruz, La Lupe, unfortunately, was never given her due and seemed to fade as a shadow, a caricature, in the wake of Celia's bright light. | 

In the 1980's, La Lupe, retired from the industry, found herself destitute. The explosion of salsa and the arrival of Celia Cruz to New York were the determining factors that sent her into the background and her career declined thereafter. With the firm support of Tico Records' Morris Levy, La Lupe went solo. She married a second time, to salsa musician Willie García, with whom she had a son. and age|mf=yes|1992|2|29|1936|12|23}}, In 2002, New York City renamed East 140th Street in The Bronx as, Her recording of "Fever" was included in the episode "Angels of Death," from season two of the, In 1991, comedian Sandra Bernhard released a track called "La Lupe" on her album, In 2015, an analogous and fictionalized version of La Lupe (renamed Lola Calvo for the series), was heavily featured in an 80 episode Spanish-language biographical television series of, In 2002, her song "Que te Pedí" was featured in the film. In 1962 she was exiled to México.

Born in Cuba to a poor family, La Lupe began her life as a schoolteacher in Havana at her father's request. LA LUPE QUEEN OF LATIN SOUL is a co-presentation with Latino Public Broadcasting. La Lupe's signature song, "Que te Pedí", was featured in the 2006 film, This page was last edited on 27 October 2020, at 15:45. Many drag performers imitate her and she is considered to be the Judy Garland of the Spanish-language world due to her torrid love affairs, heavy drug use, poor financial management and her bout with bipolar-ism.
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It increases positive energy and drives away negative energy. Overnight La Lupe had become a source if wonderment, controversy and a national celebrity.Her first recordings, which included Spanish versions of Rock hits by Paul Anka and other American authors, as well as Cuban standards, made the hit parades of radio stations across the country. It's fun and forceful, though straightforward and a bit careful. First, she was the right talent at the right place at the right time — and then, all too soon, she wasn't.

Troyano directed the critically acclaimed A to B by Ricardo Bracho Off-Broadway at INTAR (2002) and will collaborate with Carmelita Tropicana on Bring It On You Tube to be presented at INTAR in December 2007. For a long time, I assumed her career ran into trouble partly because she couldn't find a way to go disco. Told through interviews with such contemporaries as Mongo Santamaria (who introduced La Lupe to New York audiences, only to have his star stolen by rival bandleader Tito Puente), Johnny Pacheco, and many others, as well as vintage footage of the outrageous La Lupe charming TV hosts David Frost and Dick Cavett, LA LUPE evokes the heady heyday of the mambo era, from the casinos of pre-revolutionary Havana to the famed nightspots of Manhattan. If there's any cultural justice, it should redeem her completely.
The site also features a Talkback section for viewers to share their ideas and opinions, preview clips of the film and more. [6], In 1962 she was exiled to México. For the next four years, she recorded and toured the Latin music circuit in the U.S., Venezuela, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Panama and Spain. She approached Celia Cruz and asked for her support to get work, and in turn, Celia recommended her to Mongo Santamaría in New York.

Her father was a worker at the local Bacardí distillery and a major influence on her early life. Fania re-released her recordings on their Tico labels during that decade, and many of her records went platinum throughout Spain and Latin America.