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Old 05-30-2019, 05:47 PM
 
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This post is not meant to into crazy identity issues, but Celia Cruz was a woman of African descent who had major cultural impact across Latin America and among US Latinos. I feel that Latin America and especially Afro Latinos are discussed as if people were cutting entries out of encyclopedia. No one ever discusses people who had major cultural or political impact. Celia certainly had major cultural impact across the region, her songs were hits with young people even when she was in 80s.
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Old 05-30-2019, 06:53 PM
 
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I remember seeing here on Sesame Street.
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Old 05-30-2019, 06:54 PM
 
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LnNl-Jz8RDU
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Old 05-30-2019, 08:57 PM
 
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Celia Cruz was definitely a sensation.

Her music was liked by people in all the Spanish American countries, she always filled the arenas in Spain, and she was huge in the US Latino community. Even the King and Queen of Spain showed their respects when she died!

Her permanent home was in New Jersey with her husband. I don’t remember the town, but it looked over the Hudson River to the Manhattan skyline.

Her biggest dream was to go back to a free Cuba, but she never was able to go back to that island. She used to go a lot to the DR because of all the countries, it reminded her the most of her beloved Cuba. I don’t know if she owned a home or had family in that country, but she definitely used to go a lot and in several interviews she said it resembled Cuba more than any country.

Her favorite word was ¡Azúcar! Last time I saw her was in a show by Don Francisco, but don’t remember if it was Sábado Gigante or Don Francisco Presenta. He devoted an entire program to remember her life.

Her music is still played in Spanish radio stations all over the world.



This was one of her last hits. She was an old lady by that tine, but no one dared to call her old. LOL This song still makes it to the radio stations. Its unbelievable.

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Old 05-30-2019, 11:22 PM
 
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This post is not meant to into crazy identity issues, but Celia Cruz was a woman of African descent who had major cultural impact across Latin America and among US Latinos. I feel that Latin America and especially Afro Latinos are discussed as if people were cutting entries out of encyclopedia. No one ever discusses people who had major cultural or political impact. Celia certainly had major cultural impact across the region, her songs were hits with young people even when she was in 80s.
Quimbara! Azucar!
Celia is the queen in my house!
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Old 05-31-2019, 07:33 AM
 
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Here is the Cuban Cristina Saralegi reminding Celua Cruz in a program. She claims that Celia is her friend in heaven. Cristina used to have a talk show in Miami. She retired a few years ago.




In Despierta America (Good Morning America) they reminded of Celia Cruz. You can also see her husband. By the way, the woman in blue on the right is Dominican, the second guy from the left is Ecuadorian, and I think the rest are Mexican.




This is the homage of Celia Cruz that I watched with the Chilean Don Francisco.




The Puerto Rican La India sings with Celia Cruz.


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Old 05-31-2019, 07:45 AM
 
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More of Celia Cruz. Interestingly, all of my memories of Celia Cruz have everything to do with Sesame Street.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DFc-H5ar8Jw


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RZKgjJ1AouM



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lOioeHOwUds
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Old 05-31-2019, 07:49 AM
 
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Two famous Cuban singers, Celia Cruz, and Gloria Estefan. I learned about them early in life via Sesame Street.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DFc-H5ar8Jw


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=btGQ5Wbp3Ak
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Old 05-31-2019, 08:11 AM
 
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Celia Cruz and the Dominican El Canario in Lima, Peru.




Here she is in Buenos Aires, Argentina.




Here she is with the Dominican Johnny Pacheco in Mexico.




Celia in Panama.




Here is Celia Cruz and Lola Flores in Spain.




Celia Cruz in Dominican Republic.




She is in Puerto Rico.

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Old 05-31-2019, 08:31 AM
 
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In this show in Miami they still talk that even after Celia Cruz death she is still banned completely in Cuba. Fidel Castro originally banned her several decades ago. She couldn’t go to her owns mother funeral in Cuba.



There was also a problem with her fortune. Her sister claims that Celia’s husband never gave her one dime and also that Celia was forced to sign off almost half a million dollars. She claims that Celia had a beautiful signature but what was signed looks weird.


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