Celia Cruz

Biography

Celia de la Caridad Cruz Alonso, 21 October 1924, Santa Suarez district, Havana, Cuba, d. 16 July 2003, New Jersey, USA. Described as the ‘Queen of Salsa’ - just one of her several superlative epithets - Cruz will be remembered as the most influential female in the history of Afro-Cuban music. Her family and neighbours became aware of the young Celia’s singing ability from listening to her croon lullabies to her younger relatives. While she was training to become a literature... Read more

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salsa
latin
cuban
female vocalists
spanish
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