International Salsa Museum (ISM) Launching First-Ever Exhibition Honoring La Lupe

La Lupe is being feted in the Big Apple.

The International Salsa Museum (ISM) has announced a first-ever exhibition celebrating the late Afro-Cuban artist known as the Queen of Latin Soul.

La LupeLa Lupe, whose full name is Lupe Victoria Yolí Raymond, was a Cuban singer of boleros, guarachas and Latin soul who was known for her energetic, sometimes controversial performances.

Held during the 2023 New York International Salsa Congress (NYISC), the three-day pop-up and fan experience will also commemorate the centennial of the King of Mambo, Tito Puente.

“ISM is honored that the estates of these seminal artists of early Latin music believe in our mission,” said Willy Rodriguez, co-founder and executive director of ISM, in a statement. “It’s important to educate the public on their legacies while humanizing the persons behind the curtains.”

As part of the tribute, Puente’s son, Tito Puente Jr. will form part of a panel discussion about the past, present, and future of salsa with ISM and former Billboard Latin Artist on the Rise, Luis Figueroa.

He will also perform with his orchestra.

The exhibition and pop-up, fan experience will open September 1 at the New York Marriott Marquis in Times Square.

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