Tag Archives: Celia Cruz

Afro Influences by Celia Cruz + Bodega Bamz = “Don Francisco”

Bodega Bamz, born in Spanish Harlem to a Dominican and Puerto Rican family whose real name is Nathaniel De La Rosa, may not be well known at the moment. But, steadily, he is claiming his spot in the urban music genre. His latest hit “Don Francisco” is the perfect fusion of Celia Cruz’s Yemaya (1998), hip-hop/rap and, […]

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U.S. Stamps Honoring Latinos

by Efrain Nieves U.S. stamps honoring Tito Puente, Celia Cruz, Carmen Miranda, Selena and Carlos Cardel go on sale today. Will you be supporting the recognition and contribution of our people in America? Here is a link to the U.S. postal service on how to obtain these collectable stamps: http://www.usps.com/communications/newsroom/2011/pr11_024.htm ______________________________________________________________________ Pa’lante Latino is dedicated to the forward progression of the […]

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Happy Birthday Celia Cruz!

Written by Efrain Nieves “The world’s most notable ambassador of Hispanic culture.” (celiacruz.com) Celia Cruz was born on October 21, 1925  in Havana, Cuba. She  was one of the most successful  salsa singers and 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 […]

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