Classic Ladies of Color


Before becoming a professional singer, La Lupe enrolled at the University of Havana to become a teacher. Even though she became certified, she went on to pursue a musical career.

She married Eulogio “Yoyo” Reyes in 1958 and soon she, her husband, and another woman formed a trio called “Los Tropicubas”. The group disbanded in 1960.

That same year she released her first album, Con el Diablo en el Cuerpo. 

Here is La Lupe singing the title track from that album.