La Lupe Queen of Latin Soul (2007): A born rebel and innovator, Lupe Yoli aka La Lupe or La Yiyiyi was renowned for her emotional performances. Her renditions of classics such as “My Way,” “Fever” and “Going Out of My Head” were known worldwide. But beyond her musicianship, celebrity and scandal, Lupe Yoli was also a single mother of two, a survivor of domestic abuse, a Santera who later became a Christian Evangelist speaker. Shot in New York City, Miami, La Habana and San Juan, this documentary evokes two groundbreaking cultural periods through rare archival footage — pre-Revolutionary 1950’s La Habana and the burgeoning Latin music scene in New York City in the 1960’s and 1970’s.
In conjunction with Nao Bustamante’s BOFFO Residency Fire Island.