Interview with Thelma Ithier-Sterling on February 5, 2016, Segment 1, Part 4

CENTRO: 100 Puerto Ricans Oral History Project, 2013-

Ithier-Sterling talks about her memory of the movie La Reina del Mambo with Maria Antonieta Pons, which inspired her to be a rumba dancer. However, she asserts that her father told her that "there weren't any Black dancers." She also describes assisting to a show of the Afro-Cuban band La Sonera Matancera in which Celia Cruz participated.


Date
February 4, 2016, Recording date
Interviewee
Thelma Ithier-Sterling
Interviewer
Leonela Medina Baez
Duration
5m 50.0s
Location of interview

New York, NY

Object Type
Moving Image
Identifier
TIS.2016.02.05.1.4
Related Keywords
Dancers, Rumba, Women
Individuals or Organizations Mentioned
MarĂ­a Antonieta Pons, Celia Cruz, La Sonora Matancera
Related Places
New York City (interview location), Santurce, San Juan, PR (is referenced)
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Citation
CENTRO: 100 Puerto Ricans Oral History Project, 2013-. Interview with Thelma Ithier-Sterling on February 5, 2016, Segment 1, Part 4: TIS.2016.02.05.1.4. Center for Puerto Rican Studies Library & Archives, Hunter College, CUNY. Web. 14 Nov 2019.
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