Queen of Salsa is dead at 74

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by bousozoku, Jul 17, 2003.

  1. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

    Jun 25, 2002
    Gone but not forgotten.
    She made music, not sauce. :D

    She came to the U.S.A. from Cuba back in the 1960s and brought new attention to Salsa music.

    Brain tumors are nasty things but she lived quite a long life and recently appeared in a Dr. Pepper advert with Thalía.

    Where's the creative world going without all these legends?
  2. hacurio1 macrumors regular

    Dec 13, 2002
    Re: Queen of Salsa is dead at 74

    Yeah, It's sad, Celia was also a great women. She help alot of people in cuba, plus she was also giving for charity and helping the less fortunate. She also was a great artist.
  3. tiselday macrumors member

    May 25, 2003

    Yes, it is a very sad day for all the salseros in the world who have enjoyed and danced to her songs... :( :( :(

    Btw, how many macrumors readers are also salseros?? :D
  4. Wash!! macrumors 6502

    Jan 8, 2002
    here, there, who knows
    Very sad

    She was an insparation for all she will be miss...:(
  5. mymemory macrumors 68020


    May 9, 2001
    Re: Queen of Salsa is dead at 74

    An entire post that is missin only her name: Celia Cruz

    Yes, she was is a leyend now, she would be the equivalent to Samis Davis Jr or something like that. She made it in the US.

    The histry goes like that, when she was young she was singing with a group called "La Sonora Matansera"(The Sounding Killer), she left Cuba with the band and made it trying to scape from the regime, she was very popular in Cuba by the time and Fidel Castro made her a traitor to the nation. Any way, she started to work in the US singing until her last days.

    She was a pioneer of the old salsa style, the old an original school. Last week a good friend and famus Cuban musician died in Cuba too, his name was Compay Segundo. They where writing songs to each other during all this years but without see each other actually.

    We have to keep those peoples works a live.
  6. ear2ear macrumors member

    Feb 23, 2002
    I was lucky enough to see her perform here in Toronto last year.

    Truly a wonderful woman.
  7. applemacdude macrumors 68040


    Mar 26, 2001
    Over The Rainbow
    Even though I didn't don't personaly like salsa, I did enjoy that song "Carnaval" or whatever it's called. She was a very repected person in the salsa world. I will always remember how she helped all the poor people in cuba. It just a shame that she had those brain tumors. Viva Celia Cruz:)


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