La Lupe: Queen of Latin Soul
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La Lupe: Queen of Latin Soul
Lupe Yoli was born in a small Cuban village in 1936; though she grew up in poverty, as a girl she discovered she had a natural talent for singing, and when she won a contest to meet popular vocalist Olga Guillot, she used the opportunity to land her first job performing on the radio. Adopting the stage name La Lupe, Yoli's wildly passionate performing style helped make her a star on the Cuban nightclub scene, but when Fidel Castro came to power, La Lupe fled to the United States, landing in New York City broke and unknown. That changed when Lupe met percussionist and bandleader Mongo… More
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