New Releases For January 25, 2011

Celia Cruz
Live In Zaire (DVD)

Celia Cruz - Live In Zaire (DVD)

Shot by Oscar-winner Leon Gast, this is the Godmother of Salsa's 1974 performance in front of 80,000 fans in Zaire, in conjunction with the Rumble in the Jungle, the famous boxing match between Mohammed Ali and George Foreman. Featuring footage from the excellent documentary of that event, When We Were Kings, this program is a vivid document of an amazing three-day festival of salsa that introduced Latin music to African audiences and became one of the most legendary performances in salsa history. Features Celia Cruz playing with some of the hottest Latin musicians, such as Ray Barretto, Santos Colon and more.