[JPL] Tonight on PBS's Indepedent Lens......

Arturo arturo893 at qwest.net
Tue Jun 5 13:01:34 EDT 2007

La Lupe was an amazing one of kind performer who was a "crossover" artist
appearing on the Dick Cavett Show, the Tonight Show and others as well as on
Latin TV in the US, Puerto Rico and Venezuela. Madonna cites hers as a major
influence, La Lupe was a former teacher turned club owner-singer in Cuba
before migrating to the US in 1962, she is the female voice heard in Mongo's
original version of Watermelon Man. Mongo and La Lupe recorded an LP on
Riverside in 1963 titled Mongo Presents La Lupe, they also recorded together
on an early 70's Mongo Lp for Columbia-Red Hot or something like that. La
Lupe also recorded several albums with Tito Puente in the latter 60s before
embarking on a solo career.   Arturo

June 5 at 10 p.m.
Check local listings

by Ela Troyano

Legendary Afro-Cuban pop singer Lupe Victoria Yoli, was crowned "The Queen
of Latin Soul" by New York's Latin music scene in the 1960s. Renowned for
her emotional performances, La Lupe remains the quintessential bad girl,
dying tragically, virtually unknown in 1992. Shot in Cuba, Puerto Rico and
the U.S., LA LUPE tells her story through interviews and rare archival
footage from the groundbreaking musical era. Produced in association with

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