Happy Birthday Celia Cruz (R.I.P.)

“Azúcar Negra” album cover

by Kiki

Úrsula Hilaria Celia de la Caridad Cruz Alfonso, sunrise Havana, Cuba, 10/21/1925 sunset Fort Lee, NJ 7/16/2003.

Singer and actress.

Went to school to become a teacher but was told as a singer she could earn in one day what it takes one month for a teacher to earn.

Became a U.S. citizen after Castro banned her from Cuba.

Most popular Latinx artist of the 20th century.

23 gold albums.

Awarded the National Medal of Arts in 1994 by President Clinton.

A.K.A. Queen of Salsa, La Guaracherade Cuba, The Queen of Latin Music.

Peace, love, joy, gratitude, faith, courage, compassion, and blessings.


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