Celia Cruz in an episode of Sesame Street

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Celia Cruz in an episode of Sesame Street

Back in 1987, she appeared in an episode of Sesame Street, alongside Big Bird. And what starts as a trivial conversation about birds turns into a salsa dance session before your very eyes: Queen of Salsa Celia Cruz performs the famous song about a tiny hummingbird, with a little help from a very Big Bird.

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Benny More ( El Barbaro Del Ritmo ) the movie.

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Benny More ( El Barbaro Del Ritmo ) the movie.

Bartolomé Maximiliano Moré Gutiérrez conocido como BENY MORE, El Bárbaro del Ritmo o El Sonero Mayor de Cuba, fue un cantante y compositor cubano. Nació el 24 de Agosto en santa isabel de las lajas (Cuba), falleció el 19 de febrero de 1963 a los 43 años de edad. Además de un innato sentido musical, estaba dotado con una fluida voz de tenor que coloreaba y fraseaba con gran expresividad. Moré fue un maestro en todos los géneros de la música cubana, pero destacó...

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Top 10 Celia Cruz songs

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Top 10 Celia Cruz songs

Celia Cruz songs At the heart of Havana, Ursula Hilaria Celia Caridad Cruz Alfonso was born; better known as Celia Cruz, who in life was to become the most famous and acclaimed salsa singer and Guaracha of history. Despite living in exile most of her life, Celia never forgot her roots and always wanted a Cuba free of communism and its dictator Fidel Castro. Her music meant hope and joy to thousands of Cubans who also lived in exile status, and she gained respect and love of...

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Oscar D’Leon: Salsa star

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Oscar D’Leon: Salsa star

Oscar D’Leon was the bona fide star of the Salsa boom on the international stage. The 1970’s took notice of his phenomenal talent to dance, sing and play his white bass all at once. In 1973, he formed his band La Dimension Latina, that fit into the Cuban-Puerto Rican tradition of classic Salsa. The band put on a fine show with perfectly synchronized dance steps and impeccable vocals, and produced a hit record “Pensando en Ti”.  In 1990, the Venezuelan moved to New York...

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Celia Cruz: A Salsa Icon

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Celia Cruz: A Salsa Icon

When it comes to salsa musicians, few compare in either fame or talent to Celia Cruz. Commonly referred to as the “Queen of Salsa”, an incredible 23 of her albums went gold. But who was Celia really, and how did she make the journey from a working class neighborhood in Cuba to international superstardom? Celia Cruz was born on October 21st, 1925. Though her father wanted her to be a teacher, her mother encouraged her in her true passion—music. Attempting to find a middle...

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