A New Season of VOCES Kicks off Tonight on Public Television

Posted on September 1, 2009
Tune in tonight for the season premiere of VOCES, the only Latino anthology series on public television devoted to exploring and showcasing the best of Latino culture. Featuring films about musical legends Tito Puente and Celia Cruz and documentaries about subjects ranging from the Puerto Rican activist Antonia Pantoja to Mexican “guest workers” to a unique soccer league made up of former stars from Latin America, VOCES is a presentation of Latino Public Broadcasting and is distributed by American Public Television. Tonight’s episode, CELIA THE QUEEN, airing at 10:00 PM on public television (check local listings), is a loving look at the amazing life and legacy of a woman whose voice symbolized the soul of a nation and captured the hearts of fans worldwide. Erupting onto the Cuban music scene as the lead singer for La Sonora Matancera, Celia Cruz broke down barriers of racism and sexism. With the powerful weapon of her voice and the warm tolerance of her heart, Celia soon became all things to all people. The film shows the diversity of the people whose lives she touched, from stars like Quincy Jones, Andy Garcia and Wyclef Jean to ordinary people all over the world who loved not only her music but her incredible spirit. Tonight’s episode is a co-presentation with National Black Programming Consortium. In addition to the public television broadcast, films will be available for online viewing on the VOCES Web site. Visit the VOCES Web site and learn more >>

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