THE STORIES OF US - Celia - Andre

Houston, TX


Time: Present

Situation: Andre, a Black American man, gives a shout out to the Black woman who inspired him to learn his second language. His shout out honors the singer, Celia Cruz, by recognizing what her music meant to him.

Subject Matter: Celia Cruz, Afrolatina, Afrolatino, Music, Afro-Cuban

Note from the Playwright: Celia Cruz was pure Afrolatina magic and her music inspired Black women of all cultures to love and appreciate themselves.

Supplemental Information: To see and hear Andre`s inspiration Celia Cruz sing La Negra Tiene Tumbao, click Video button below.

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    Full-Length Play
  • Character Age
    Adult 20-30, Adult 30-40, Adult 40-50
  • Character Gender Ident./Sexual Orient.
  • Character Ethnicity
    African/African American
  • Genre
    Other, Poem, Slam Poetry, Performance Poetry
  • Period
  • Length
    2 min or less
  • Writer Gender Identity/Sexual Orientation
  • Writer Ethnicity
    African/African American, Multiracial
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See and hear Andre`s inspiration Celia Cruz sing La Negra Tiene Tumbao.

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