salsa queen

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Born on this day…

October 21, 1925

Celia Cruz:  Cuban Singer. “Queen of Salsa”

Books:

Celia: My Life – Celia Cruz w/Ana Cristina Reymundo

Celia Cruz, Queen of Salsa – Veronica Chambers

Quote:

 “Singing is my life. It has always been my life. It will always be my life.”

Additional Quick Read:

29 Gorgeous Celia Cruz Photos To Remember The ‘Queen Of Salsa’

List of Spanish-speaking artists you should definitely check out:

Olga Tañon (Puerto Rico)

- Mienteme

- Bandolero

- Caramelo

Juan Luis Guerra (Dominican Republic)

- Ojala que llueva café

- La Bilirrubina

- Me Enamoro de ella

With 4.40

- El primo (this one is incredibly fast, enjoy!)

Marc Anthony (United States)

- Vivir mi vida

Celia Cruz (Cuba) - The Queen of Salsa!

- La Vida es un Carnaval

- Sazon

- Que le den candela

Chayanne (Puerto Rico)

- Madre Tierra (Oye)

- Humanos a Marte

Daddy Yankee (Puerto Rico)

**may contain inappropriate language**

- Gasolina 

- Que tengo que hacer

- Palabras con sentido      

Victor Manuelle (Puerto Rico)

- Mi Salsa le gusto

- Si tu me besas

- Me llamare tuyo              

Bacilos (United States)

- Tabaco y Chanel

- Contigo se va

Elvis Crespo (Puerto Rico)

- Suavemente (the original!)

Gente de Zona (Cuba)

- La Gozadera

- Ella lo baila pegao

Juanes (Colombia)

- Fotografia

- La camisa negra

* All the links lead to youtube (should be obvious, but just in case)

** The songs here are based on the songs I like and/or have on my iPod. Many are very old. Sorry. Please feel free to correct any mistakes or add songs. I hope this is helpful! 

I will translate any song you want!

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Artist: JULIE MAREN
This heartfelt biography celebrates the life of Cuban singer Celia Cruz from her childhood in Havana to her international fame as the Queen of Salsa. As a girl, Celia’s voice enchanted neighbors when she sang lullabies to her younger siblings. In high school, she sang Afro-Cuban rhythms in local clubs. Her big break came in 1950 when she was hired as lead singer for Cuba’s most popular band, La Sonora Matancera, and together they created a new style of Latin dance music. In 1960, Celia left Cuba forever for a singing career in Hollywood. Over the next 40 years she spread salsa music worldwide singing “sweet sugar” wherever she went.