Celia Cruz - Turning The Tables The queen of salsa, Cruz was a boundary-breaking singer in her native Cuba and a leading voice for its citizens in exile.

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Angélique Kidjo Celebrates Celia Cruz: 'Everything About Celia Is Self-Determination'

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Celia Cruz performs in New York in 1995. That same year, Deborah Paredez saw her at Chicago's Aragon Ballroom. "Cruz opened her mouth, the band lifted their horns and we came together on the dancefloor," she says. Jack Vartoogian/Getty Images/Getty Images hide caption

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