The Queen of Salsa, Celia Cruz, is getting a new exhibition called “Forever CELIA.”
According to Billboard, it is set to open at Miami's American Museum of the Cuban Diaspora in October, this will be the largest Celia Cruz exhibition to date.
“This is the first time the public will be able to see all of Celia’s things in one place,” says Omer Pardillo-Cid, the executor of The Celia Cruz Estate. This is very exciting news for salsa fans, specifically those who are fans of Celia Cruz.
Check out the image released by The Celia Cruz Estate to show what you can expect, below:
Photo: Courtesy of The Celia Cruz Estate
The show is set to open Oct. 18 at the recently-opened Miami museum, known as The Cuban, which is dedicated to documenting the culture of Cuban exile. “Forever Celia” will be the museum’s first major exhibition. I mean look at how stunning her outfits were. It's a true homage to the singer herself, and to the Cuban culture.
If you're interested in going, you'll be excited to learn that the installation will cover six decades of Cruz's career From her early days in Cuba, to her later years as the world's biggest Salsa artist.
In addition to never-before-seen costumes and a celebration of her music through the years, a section of the exhibition will recreate her 1990 visit to Guantánamo Bay, where she performed at the U.S. Naval Base. It was the only time she returned to Cuba after going into exile in 1960. (Billboard)
So much excitement behind this exhibition. The Queen of Salsa passed away in 2003, and since, her legacy has continued to shine. Will you be checking out "Forever Celia"?
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