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Azúcar! : the biography of Celia Cruz

An in-depth biography of the Queen of Salsa, successful singer, Cuban-American political exile and humanitarian, deeply loved by the Latino community, much of which is based on unpublished personal interviews and conversations with the author. It covers her rise to fame from modest origins in Havana, her contributions to the growth in popularity of Latin music, her marriage of over forty years to Pedro Knight, her extensive charity work, and her final illness
Print Book, English, ©2004
Reed Press, New York, ©2004
collective biographies
xiii, 281 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 22 cm
9781594290213, 1594290210
Farewell to the great queen
Simon Cruz, Catalina Cruz, and the early years
Her early career
New York, July 21, 2003
Santeria and Afro-Cuban music
New York, Sunday, July 20, 2003
Celia's first taste of success
New York, Friday, July 18th, 2003
A historical view of the Sonora Mantacera
Celia Cruz and the Sonora Mantancera
To Mexico and beyond
Miami, July 18th, 2003
The loves of her life
Celia and Pedro : a love story
New York, Tuesday, July 22, 2003
Por si acaso no regreso = In case I don't return
The undisputed symbol of Afro-Cubanism
The blossoming queen and her court
Celia and Tito : the birth of salsa
Latin music before salsa
The birth of the Fania All-Stars
La Lupe
Willie Colon, Ray Barretto, and Papo Lucca
More musical friends
New York, Wednesday, July 23, 2003
Singing is my life
The eighties, the nineties, and the new millennium
Her commercial success
All about duets and boleros
The majesty of the bolero
In film and television
New York, Thursday, July 24, 2003
The world mourns for Celia
Un regalo del alma = A gift from her soul
Celia Cruz, from legend to myth
Good bye, Celia
"This translation is based on a revision of the original Spanish edition"--Title page verso