La Lupe was Afro-Cubana
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It's #hispanicheritagemonth and we are celebrating our history, culture, music, arts and all inspiring Hispanics. Today we focus on La Lupe, a Afro Cuban singer from Santiago de Cuba, known for her powerful and energetic performances. In 1962 she was exiled to México. She approached Celia Cruz and asked for her support to get work, and in turn, Celia recommended her to Mongo Santamaría in New York. La Lupe is known as the Queen of Latin Soul. 🇨🇺🇨🇺🇨🇺✊🏿 #afrolatinas #latinas #negra #cubana #cuban #cuba #lalupe #africandiaspora #latino #hispanic #blacklatina #musicacubana
We mentioned this earlier, but La Lupe was born and raised in Cuba. Born in Santiago de Cuba, her family moved to Havana. This is where her career started, and where she first became a star. She was part of the group Los Tropicuba, with her then-husband and another female singer, and later performed on her own at the Havana nightclub La Red. It was in Cuba that La Lupe recorded and released her very first album, in 1960, entitled Con el diablo en el cuerpo. She was later exiled to Mexico in 1962.