Friday, April 17, 2009

Celia Cruz and the Fania All Stars

Celia Cruz (1925 - 2003) was a salsa singer from Cuba, known as the "Queen of Salsa." She lived much of her life in the United States and performed with other major salsa musicians and groups. She had 23 gold albums.

Celia Cruz went to Africa to perform in 1974. There is a video available of that performance, called The Africa Concert. This is one of the songs from the Africa Concert, with Celia Cruz performing with (or as a part of) the Fania All Stars. Celia Cruz, Cheo Feliciano, H├ęctor Lavoe, Ismael Miranda, Ismael Quintana, Santos Colon, Ray Barreto, Larry Harlow, Jorge Santana, Bobby Valentin, Nicky Marrero y Johnny Pacheco and Pupy Pedroso.

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