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Yerba Buena Songstress CuCu Diamantes Kicks Off NYC Havana Film Festival

NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 14:  Singer Cucu Diamantes attends the Cambria Cove Party during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Spring 2011 at Lincoln Center on September 14, 2010 in New York City.  (Photo by Gustavo Caballero/Getty Images for Cambria Cove)

NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 14: Singer Cucu Diamantes attends the Cambria Cove Party during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Spring 2011 at Lincoln Center on September 14, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Gustavo Caballero/Getty Images for Cambria Cove)  (2010 Getty Images)

International Cuban star CuCu Diamantes headlines the Havana Film Festival New York, which is taking over the Big Apple this weekend.

The annual celebration of Cuban and Latin American films kicks off with Diamantes’ flick, “Amor Crónico,” at the Director Guild of America Theater on Friday.

In the film, Diamantes—whose real name is Ileana Padrón—chronicles her journey in reconnecting with her Cuban roots. “Amor Crónico” was directed by Jorge Perugorría and was produced by Andres Levin, who won a Grammy for his work in the award-winning musical “In the Heights.”

When chatting with Fox News Latino in 2011, at the opening launch party of “The Spot”—a Latin cultural hangout—Diamantes emphasized her love for Latin music and film.

“I’m desperate to launch my two new records,” said Diamantes, who is the co-founder of the popular Cuban band Yerba Buena.

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CuCu Diamantes will also be performing music from the film in NYC on Friday.

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