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La Lupe Ornament

La Lupe Ornament

$ 18.00

 

La Lupe (born Lupe Victoria Yolí Raymond) (Santiago de Cuba, December 23, 1939 – Bronx, New York, February 29, 1992), was a Cuban singer of several musical genres, including boleros, guarachas and Latin soul in particular, known for her energetic, sometimes controversial performances. 

Lupe's passionate performances covered the range of music: son montuno, bolero, boogaloo, venturing into other Caribbean styles like Dominican merengue, Puerto Rican bomba and plena. It was her recordings which brought Tite Curet Alonso into prominence as a composer of tough-minded boleros in the salsa style. For a good part of the 1960s she was the most acclaimed Latin singer in New York City due to her partnership with Tito Puente. She did a wide variety of cover versions in either Spanish or accented English, including "Yesterday", "Dominique" by The Singing Nun, "Twist & Shout", "Unchained Melody", "Fever" and "America" from West Side Story. Fred Weinberg, who was her favorite audio engineer, also produced several of her albums. Weinberg called La Lupe "a hurricane" in the studio due to her intense singing and enthusiasm.

Our ornaments aren't just for Christmas trees - use these anywhere you'd like to honor your favorite icons and legends. Each ornament measures a little over 2 inches in diameter, and comes with a red ribbon, packaged in our super cute gift box with information about each icon. 

You can display these ornaments on trees, of course, but they are also beautiful in altars, hanging on the wall in your office, in a window, above your bed - use them creatively!

 


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