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Based on the real life of Celia Cruz, a young black singer in 1950s Cuba overcomes sexism, racism and political strife to become a salsa music legend.

1 Season, 80 Episodes
October 17, 2015
Drama
8.1/10
Cast: Carolina Gaitan, Frank Gerrish, Amanda Peter, Wayra Schreiber
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  • Eliecer betrays Gomez reporting him to the authorities and stealing most of the money earned by Celia during her tours. They aprehend him. The Guarachera has cáncer. Her health deteriorates and dies. She leaves a unique and unmistakable musical legacy.

  • Celia, the most famous woman in Latin music with over 80 records and 1,000 songs interpreted since the 1950's, takes ownership of Madison Square Garden in New York; sells it out! Pedro suffers a diabetic coma.

  • Celia opens up to new business proposals and signs a contract with the Japanese multinational. Tito Puente is in precarious health. Lola escapes from the hospital and goes after Eliecer.

  • Celia's new agent organizes a meeting with representatives of an important Japanese firm who want the singer to work for their label. Celia's dignity is at play. La Fania demands the record to be taken out of circulation. Lola's children are adopted.

  • Unaware, Celia records a song with her new label and La Fania reacts with dire consequences to Celia's musical career. Ana, Celia's aunt, died in Cuba. Lola escapes from the psychiatric hospital and Eliecer knows she wants him dead.

  • Celia's musical career shines like never before, but now and because of the new label she is about to start recording with, she might be in danger. The Guarachera visits Lola and she tells her that Eliecer is the one responsible for all her misery.

  • Noris confesses to Celia her malicious acts and asks for her forgiveness. Lola is resigned and calls for Eliecer's death due to his betrayal. Celia receives an offer to sing with the Miami Sound Machine. La Fania plans to keep Celia from leaving.

  • The super star singer comes out publicly with an act of profound spiritual meaning, takes with her a handful of Cuban soil. Upon her death, she wants to depart this world with a small piece of her native land.

  • After 30 years in exile, Celia is able to sing in Guantánamo, Cuba, in spite of problems and obstacles imposed by the revolutionaries. Celia and Pedro Knight are sabotaged during their stay. Alberto is a repentant soldier of the revolution.

  • After many years away from Cuba, Celia arrives as a special guest to the US Naval base at Guantanamo. Oscarito and Pedro Knight are at her side. Celia receives the Honoris Causa and is an example to follow for all Latinos living in the USA.

  • Celia's dream becomes true and through effort and hard work receives a prestigious industry award, the Latin Grammy. Lola apologizes to Billy when he asks why she didn't visit him. Eliecer gets out of prison and has Lola on his mind.

  • Envy and hate make Lola lose control and ruin one of Celia and Pedro's happiest moments with her best friends. They tell her she is wrong, but she says that in reality, they hate her. Billy returns to Lola's side and meets his son.

  • Celia takes her music to remote lands such as Finland and Sweden. She also goes to Tenerife. It took 25 years of obstacles to overcome, happiness and suffering but, above it all, what remains between Pedro Knight and Celia Cruz, is love.

  • Celia remembers and pays tribute to her roots in a concert held at the Statu Hai stadium, supported by her label and La Fania. Oscarito and Pedro grow closer. Oscarito's mother confronts Knight and rejects any financial support for her son.

  • Celia and Pedro declare their undying love. After so many roadblocks in the English-speaking market, Celia achieves her objective: her music is contagious and her fan-base keeps growing. Her husband christens her, The Queen of Salsa.

  • The label, La Fania and Celia are happy after the worldwide success of their first production. Celia and Pedro fight over Oscarito. He thinks the child and his family are getting close to Celia because of her money. Lola is ready to record again.

  • Lola wants Billy back in her life but grows ever more aggressive inside the psychiatric hospital. After many years, Lola visits Eliecer in prison seeking consultation and help. Celia buys gifts for Oscarito; intends to spend more time with him.

  • After much fighting to sign a contract with La Fania, Celia is ready to conquer the English-speaking market of the USA. Mario asks forgiveness from Myrelys and her daughters. Lola is furious and curses the label. Myrelys wants to move to Miami.

  • Destiny brought Celia the child of her dreams bringing happiness into her life. Celia is anxious to advance her professional career. Lola is now with her baby and her partner is in a psychiatric facility.

  • Noris and Celia bid farewell. Filled with sadness, Pedro and Celia return to New York. After many failed attempts together with Tito Puente, Celia signs with the label; a new path opens in her professional career.

  • Since arriving in Mexico, Noris has been a source of unpleasantness and criticism against Celia with respect to Celia's life and relationship with Pedro. She insists that he manipulates and dominates her. Tries to convince her to stay in Mexico.

  • The couple is happy. They shall have the privilege of bringing a child into the world. Noris and Pedro fight in Mexico where Celia's sister decided to take residence. Knight complains about Noris's extravagant expenses.

  • Noris is taken into custody by the authorities, but with the help of Mexico's President, Celia is able to free her, first from jail and then from Cuba. Mario's heart is torn between Raquel and Myrelys. Mario wants to see his son.

  • Lola turns out to be Pedro and Celia's worst enemy and defies the label to choose between her and Celia. Celia records with La Fania; this could reactivate her career. The revolutionary army takes possession of the money Celia sends to her Family.

  • Celia and Pedro move to their new love nest. Celia goes through tough times in her career, unable to connect with her fans like before. The record label considers a re-launching with promotions and tours. Rene died.

  • After enduring so many problems, Pedro and Celia decide to share the rest of their lives together. Mario and Raquel meet, but he doesn't want anything more to do with her. Noris, from Cuba, tells Celia that because of her "the bearded ones" mistreat her.

  • Celia and Pedro see each other again. After much suffering and distrust, they reunite thus changing the future course of their lives. Mario travels to New York and after a long period of time, finally talks to Raquel. Something bad happened to Gamita.

  • Knight writes a farewell letter to Celia. To the famous singer's disbelief, Pedro decides to leave her forever. Mario and Myrelys obtain a permit and continue with their plan. Pedro helps Raquel find Mario.

  • Just as she had promised, after the concert that served to pay tribute to her mother, Celia accepts the marriage proposal from her boyfriend for life. The couple announce their wedding plans. Rene threatens to report Fabian to the police.

  • In the middle of a concert in New York, Celia learns about her mother's death and decides to continue singing in her honor. She is named Honorary Citizen of the world's capital. Celia represents all Cubans who are exiled. She debuts as a solo singer.

  • Upon Ollita's insistence, Celia tells her mom the whole truth; she will never be able to return to Cuba. Celia receives an interesting job proposal. On the raft, Gamita fights for her life. Rene will wait for him as long as needed.

  • On his knees, Pedro asks Celia to be his wife. Wasting no time, he has decided to share the rest of his life with Celia. Mario and Myrelys make love. She asks him to leave the house. Pedro's daughters want Mario back.

  • To her misfortune, the revolutionary government rules out Celia's return to Cuba to attend her father's burial. Noris gives Ollita the bad news. Celia's heart is filled with sadness. They lose track of Gamita's raft.

  • After numerous obstacles, Pedro is finally able to put Celia in touch with her mom, Ollita, who is in the hospital. Gamita is at sea. Mario and Myrelys have a fight after she has welcomed him to her house. Mario is depressed.

  • Celia learns that her mother is in bad shape. Ollita discovers that Celia will never return to Cuba so she will never see her again. The bad news impacts her delicate health. The revolution is looking for Gamita and pressures Celia and her family.

  • Following the accusations made by the gringo, Celia takes the drastic decision of resigning to the band as well as to the record label. Gamita will board a ship headed for Florida by way of Cancún. Shares the good news with Celia and Rene.

  • Celia no puede contener mas sus sentimientos hacia Pedro y despues de aclarar sus ideas, decide darle un beso con todo su corazon.

  • Pedro invites Celia to tour Mexico so that she may put aside, temporarily, her problems. Mario asks Myrelys to let him stay with her; they kicked him out of his house. She tells him to go back to Mexico and, while there, look for his friend Pedro.

  • Celia will never be able to go back to her native Cuba. Alberto himself is in charge of keeping the diva of song from reentering the country and threatens to kill Pedro in Mexico. Gamita has nightmares prompted by the torture.

  • Due to the situation in Cuba, Celia accepts the proposal of Mexico's President to extend her stay there. Ollita is uneasy due to her daughters return to the island. Raquel disappeared. Mario is right, Raquel abandoned him.

  • Celia arrives in Mexico with no return date. Due to the situation in Cuba, Celia must make decisions and change her life direction. Ana and Noris warn Celia that each time she leaves, her mother has a relapse. The revolution hits Gamita.

  • Ollita says goodbye to Celia thanking her for having always been a great daughter. Pedro Knight asks her wife to follow him to Mexico with his daughters. Tells her that after the musical tour, they will stay longer.

  • The revolutionaries take forceful possession of Celia's house. The singer starts suffering reprisals for been against the revolutionary government. She calls the revolutions' request for support, abuse. Lola and her new love enjoy the good life.

  • Forced by the regime, Celia and La Sonora play at Tropicana in front of the Cuban high military command. Raquel's husband offers to take her and her mother out of Cuba. She asks him for a divorce. Celia receives a call from Ollita. The revolution wins.

  • Celia expands her musical career with the filming of her first movie in Mexico along with big celebrities. The Cruz's new House is still under construction. Celia is afraid her mother won't be able to enjoy it. Ollita feels she will die soon.

  • Celia's mother is sick. After learning about Ollita's health problems, Celia is anguished and wants to do whatever is necessary to help her mother get better. Ollita confesses she is afraid of death. Lola shows her attributes and talent.

  • Pedro drowns in his feelings for the new superstar singer and tells her that her happiness is his happiness. He feels ousted by the new beau. Lola seeks a job with Juan David at bar La Berraca in New York.

  • Celia beats records. Sells one million copies of her single "Tu Voz" (Your Voice). She is recognized globally as the best singer of her time. Starts to win prestigious awards. Mario opens his heart and makes love to Raquel.

  • Celia and Myrelys face-off at the Tropicana. Pedro's ex tries to provoke Celia with a dedication to Knight after her show. Pedro is jealous of the composer of Celia's new song and rightly so because he catcalls Celia and invites her to dinner

  • Pedro motivates Celia in difficult times. She must pass the difficult challenges both in her career and personal life, but the trumpet player is always there to encourage her to continue fighting. Celia is disappointed in her Father.

  • After so many lies, Pedro tells all about his personal life to Celia. Martinez shares with all the members of the band the high listenership they have achieved on radios broadcasting across Latin America. Celia begins to be known and admired.

  • Celia wants to know about Pedro's family, the one he never talks about. He is madly in love with Celia and, without telling her the whole truth, asks her to be his girlfriend. Due to an insurgent attack, Batista's regime declares a curfew in Cuba.

  • Celia's professional career with La Sonora Matancera goes international at the same time that Cuba experiences severe political unrest. The revolution explodes. The band plays in Venezuela and the audience goes wild.

  • Pedro extrana a Celia. Toca la trompeta en un bar, triste y solitario. Mario le pide a Celia que impida que Pedro se retire de la orquesta. Gamita visita a Rene en su casa y el coreografo le oferta ser su asistente. Él acepta y Rene sale del closet.

  • Celia's charm and talent win over maestro Martinez and the youngster who used to be timid and nervous turns into the new singer of the famous band. Pedro asks Celia to forgive him for all his lies and resigns. Rene the choreographer will train Celia.

  • Celia attends the Sonora Matancera's audition directed by maestro Martinez and sees Pedro Knight playing the trumpet. Asks for a change of song, it is called Love is so short, a direct message aimed at her beloved Pedro.

  • Alberto confronts Celia about Pedro Knight's identity and false name, Martin Leon. She confesses she is in love with the man. The maestro asks Pedro to disappear when Celia auditions. Simon fights with his daughter.

  • Lola attends the Radio Progreso competition to please Eliecer in exchange to be taken out of the country. Simon storms the scene and threatens his daughter's life. Celia receives loud applause in La Habana. Norys is eaten up with envy.

  • Pedro is honest with Mario. Pedro is in love with Celia and pays her a surprise visit. Eliecer convinces Marcos to give Lola a goodbye card.

  • Alberto is called to participate in the Revolution to change the status quo. Lola advises Celia and encourages her to pursue her dream. Celia discovers that Noris is Pedro's girlfriend. Lola confesses her love for Marcos, her uncle.

  • Celia can't hold it any longer and questions Pedro about his feelings for her. This way, she responds to the thrust Ana gives the relationship. They travel back to La Habana by train, Celia dedicates him a song. Lola hides; Ollita helps her.

  • Knight is fascinated by Celia's initiative. She is embarrassed. During one of their trysts, Pedro can't get Celia out of his head. Celia practices movements while on stage. She will compete on Radio Progreso.

  • Young Celia is very thankful and lets herself be carried away by her feelings. She gives Pedro a massage to alleviate his pain and, both alone, almost yield to the temptation of kissing. Alberto spies on them through the window.

  • Myrta Silva leaves the band; the opportunity of a lifetime opens up for Celia. Pedro Knight asks her to dance and convinces her to take advantage of the lead singer's departure and take her place. Celia promises to try it.

  • Pedro acknowledges that his soft spot for women makes him irresponsible with regard to his job. The band goes to Pinar del Rio. There Pedro and Celia run into each other and Celia meets Maestro Rogelio Martinez. He wants to listen Celia sing.

  • Alberto tells Celia the bad news. She leaves Pedro standing-up in the middle of the party. Celia feels responsible for what happened to her father, Simon; plans to promise him she will become a teacher, which is what he wants.

  • Pedro, with his ability to conquer a woman's heart, convinces Celia to dance. She falls into his net and abandons herself the entire night to Pedro unaware that her father has suffered a heart attack upon discovering she had left the house.

  • Celia attends a party without her father's permission and achieves her dream of seeing her music idols live.

  • Young Celia decides to participate in a music competition. Ana, Celia’s aunt, loses a baby. Celia is famous and celebrates her 50-year career in NY.

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