Celia Cruz was without question one of the most iconic figures in Latin music. Her singular pipes and unique style, along with a vivacious personality and a smile that could only be measured in wattage, distinguished her from other notable contemporaries. It's only right that a legend of such stature receive homage, and homage she has received. But none quite like this: the Celia Cruz All Stars.
The All Stars unite members of her former bands on stage to perform La Reina's classics. Songs spanning her catalogue, from "La Negra Tiene Tumbao" and "Quimbara" to "La Vida Es Un Carnaval" and "Bemba Colorada," get tweaked with a modern touch of funk. Still, they're handled with the reverence that only musicians who shared the stage with La Guarachera could truly muster.
This Wednesday, the Celia Cruz All Stars will take to the stage along with reggaeton supertstars Alexis y Fido for Boost Mobile's Premios Juventud VIP Tour.
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to the Premios Juventud VIP Tour will be available on a limited basis
from Univision.com only. The show will take place at Karu & Y (71
NW 14 th St., Miami) at 8 p.m.