Saturday, February 13, 2010

A Moment In Afro Herstory: Celia Cruz

Celia Cruz-La Voz de Cuba

Celia Cruz (born in Havana, Cuba as Úrsula Hilaria Celia de la Caridad Cruz Alfonso on October 21, 1925 – July 16, 2003) was a Cuban salsa singer, and was one of the most successful Salsa performers of the 20th century, with twenty-three gold albums to her name. She was renowned internationally as the "Queen of Salsa" as well as "La Guarachera de Cuba". Throughout her lengthy career, Celia received numerous awards and citations for her wonderful gift of song. Celia may have left us physically-but her spirit lives on forever. It's carnival season all over the world and just to hear her yell- "¡Azúcar! I know it's time to start dancing in the streets!
Viva La Reina!

(Photo:OPCid)

1 comment:

Yayemarie said...

I love the concept of your blog, and Im in love with Celia Cruz, years ago I read her autobiograhy and it was one of the best book I've ever read, I connect a lot with this amazing woman..love ur blog:)

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