Feb. 23, 2023

Toña la Negra

Toña la Negra

One woman, one Black Mexican woman, made history singing Boleros and in Mexican music. She had a voice like no other. She was Toña la Negra.  She was a Black Mexican woman, of Haitian ancestry, performing, singing, dancing, in a culture that denied her existence. Mexico didn't count Afro-Mexicans in the census until 2010. She proudly sang of her culture. In today's episdoe, Cristina tells Carmen about Toña la Negra's legacy.

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