Voces "Celia the Queen"

Voces "Celia the Queen"

Fri, 09/10/2010 - 9:00pm

Pictured: Celia Cruz

Credit: APT

The life and legacy of a woman whose voice symbolized the soul of a nation and captured the hearts of fans worldwide.

Erupting onto the Cuban music scene as the lead singer for La Sonora Matancera, Celia Cruz broke down barriers of racism and sexism. This film shows the diversity of the people whose lives she touched, from stars such as Quincy Jones, Andy Garcia, and Wyclef Jean, to ordinary people all over the world. The story traces Celia’s exile from her beloved Cuba until her death in 2003. A co-presentation with National Black Programming Consortium.

Voces "Celia the Queen" encores Friday, September 10 at 9 p.m. on PBS World (cable 524/DT21.2).

The only Latino anthology series on television returns with an eclectic line-up of documentaries celebrating the accomplishments of Latinos and Latinas across the Americas. VOCES captures the diversity of voices within the Latino community with an aim of stirring the interest and imagination of all viewers, regardless of their background. This season, eight films cover a wide range of subjects, including biographies of sports and music legends and community activists.

WXXI celebrates Hispanic Heritage 2010 with a strong slate of new and encore programming that features Hispanic Americans who have enriched our nation. We invite you to join us by tuning in.