Who Was Celia Cruz?

Pam Pollack (Author) Meg Belviso (Author)
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Description

How did a working-class girl from Cuba become a symbol of artistic freedom for Cuban Americans and the "Queen of Salsa"? Find out in this addition to the Who HQ library!

Although her family and friends know her as Úrsula Hilaria Celia de la Caridad Cruz Alfonso, the world refers to her simply as Celia Cruz. Starting her career in 1950, Celia grew increasingly popular as the new lead singer of the Cuban band Sonora Matancera. Her exceptional vocal range and flashy costumes made fans fall in love with her.

Celia's talent took her all around the world, including the United States. After Fidel Castro came to power in Cuba, she wasn't allowed to return to her native country. She and other Cubans who were exiled used their music to express their love for their homeland.

Celia rose to the top of the charts in a genre that was dominated by men. She become an award-winning singer and the most popular Latin artist of the twentieth century. Azucar! indeed!

Product Details

Price
$5.99  $5.51
Publisher
Penguin Workshop
Publish Date
August 04, 2020
Pages
112
Dimensions
5.2 X 7.4 X 0.3 inches | 0.25 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780448488691

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About the Author

Pamela Pollack and Meg Belviso are authors of several books in this series, including Who Is George Lucas?, Who Was Alfred Hitchcock?, Who Was Susan B. Anthony?, and Who Was Alexander Hamilton?