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Singer-Songwriter Calma Carmona On Afro-Latinidad, Music Career & Love For La Lupe

Late singer La Lupe was one of a kind. And while La Reina de la Canción Latina (The Queen of Latin Soul) is no longer physically with us, her soul most definitely lives on.

That was made clear at City College Center for the Arts last Friday night when three Latina divas took the stage to honor the Afro-Cubana songstress. Those singers included famed Bronx-born poet, actress and vocalist La Bruja; New York’s own Nina Rodriguez and Calma Carmona, the singer-songwriter direct from Puerto Rico. The event was curated by the Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute, City College Center for the Arts and Pregones Theater.

Ain’t I Latina? reporter Major Nesby caught up with Carmona at the concert.

“It’s part of who I am,” shares Carmona about her Afro-Latina identity. “It’s part of my culture and I’m just so proud, so proud to be able to express it within my music.”

Watch the entire interview, below:

You can follow Carmona on Twitter and Instagram @CalmaCarmona .

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