Celia Cruz in pictures and photos, There are 5 pictures in this album

pxdrive.com -> Celia Cruz



Celia Cruz Page: 1
Music salsa singer Celia Cruz picture(s)/pic(s), wallpaper and photo gallery, albums covers pictures.
Birth name: Ursula Hilaria Celia Caridad Cruz Alfonso.
Born: October 21, 1925 Havana, Cuba.
Died: July 16, 2003 (aged 77) Fort Lee, New Jersey, USA.

Celia Cruz biography (bio):
Celia Cruz was an Afro-Cuban-American salsa singer who spent most of her career living in New Jersey, and working in the United States and several Latin American countries. Cruz was one of the most successful Cuban performers of the 20th century, with twenty-three gold albums to her name and has earned the moniker "La guarachera de Cuba".

Leila Cobo of Billboard Magazine once said "Cruz is indisputably the best-known and most influential female figure in the history of Afro-Cuban music." Cruz once said in an interview "If I had a chance I wouldn't have been singing and dancing, I would be a teacher just like my dad wanted me to be".

Early life and career:
Celia Cruz was born Ursula Hilaria Celia Caridad Cruz Alfonso in the diverse Santos Suarez neighborhood of Havana, Cuba, on October 21, 1925, the second child of Catalina Alfonso and Simon Cruz. Simon worked in the railroads as a stoker, and Catalina took care of the extended family. While growing up in Cuba's diverse 1930s musical climate, Cruz listened to many musicians that later influenced her adult career, such as Paulina Alvarez, Fernando Collazo, Abelardo Barroso, Pablo Quevedo, Arsenio Rodriguez, and Arcao y sus Maravillas. When she was a teenager, her aunt took her and her cousin to cabarets to sing, but her father encouraged her to keep attending school, in hopes that she would become a Spanish language teacher. However, one of her teachers told her that as an entertainer she could earn in one day what most Cuban teachers earned in a month. Cruz began singing in a strip bar in South America for a radio station Radio Garcia-Serra's popular "Hora del Te" daily broadcast, she sang the tango "Nostalgias", and won a cake as first place) often winning cakes and also opportunities to participate in more contests. Her first recordings were made in 1948 in Venezuela. Before that, Cruz had recorded for radio stations.

In 1950, she made her first major breakthrough, after the lead singer of the Sonora Matancera, a renowned Cuban orchestra, left the group and Cruz was called to fill in. Hired permanently by the orchestra, she wasn't well accepted by the public at first. However, the orchestra stood by their decision, and soon Cruz became famous throughout Cuba. During the 15 years she was a member, the band travelled all over Latin America, becoming known as "Cafe Con Leche" (coffee with milk). Cruz became known for her trademark shout "Azucar!", ("Sugar!" in Spanish). The catch phrase started as the punch line for a joke Cruz used to tell frequently at her concerts. Once, she ordered cafe cubano (Cuban coffee) in a restaurant in Miami. The waiter asked her if she'd like sugar, and she replied that, since he was Cuban, he should know that you can't drink Cuban coffee without it! After having told the joke so many times, Cruz eventually dropped the joke and greeted her audience at the start of her appearances with the punch line alone. In her later years, she would use the punch line a few times, to later say: "No les digo mas 'Azucar', pa' que no les d diabetes!" which means "I won't say "Sugar" so that you won't get diabetes."

In 1966, Cruz and Tito Puente began an association that would lead to eight albums for Tico Records. The albums were not as successful as expected, however, and Cruz later joined the Vaya Records label. There, she joined accomplished pianist Larry Harlow and was soon headlining a concert at New York's Carnegie Hall.

Her 1974 album, with Johnny Pacheco, Celia y Johnny, was very successful, and Cruz soon found herself in a group named the Fania All Stars, which was an ensemble of salsa musicians from every orchestra signed by the Fania label (owner of Vaya Records). With the Fania All Stars, Cruz had the opportunity of visiting England, France, Zaire, and to return to tour Latin America. In the late 1970s, she participated in an Eastern Air Lines commercial in Puerto Rico, singing the catchy phrase Esto s es volar! (This really is flying!!!).
During the 1980s, Cruz made many tours in Latin America and Europe, doing multiple concerts and television shows wherever she went, and singing both with younger stars and stars of her own era. She began a crossover of sorts, when she participated in the 1988 Hollywood production of Salsa, alongside Draco Cornelio Rosa.

In 1990, Cruz won a Grammy Award for Best Tropical Latin Performance - Ray Barretto & Celia Cruz - Ritmo en el Corazon. She later recorded an anniversary album with la Sonora Matancera. In 1992, she starred with Armand Assante and Antonio Banderas in the film The Mambo Kings. In 1994, President Bill Clinton awarded Cruz the National Medal of Arts. In 2001, she recorded a new album, on which Johnny Pacheco was one of the producers.

In early 2003, she had surgery to correct knee problems that she had for a few years, and she intended to continue working indefinitely. However, in July of that year, she died of a cancerous brain tumor at her home in Fort Lee, New Jersey. She was survived by her husband; they had no children. After her death in New Jersey, her body was taken to Miami to lay in state in downtown Miami's Freedom Tower, so her South Florida fans could pay their final respects. Her body was returned to New York City where tens of thousands fans paid tribute to her at the Funeral Home. A service was held for her in St. Patrick's Cathedral on Fifth Avenue. She was buried at the Woodlawn Cemetery in the Bronx; an epilogue in her autobiography notes that, in accordance with her wishes, Cuban soil that she had saved from a visit to Guantnamo Bay was used in her burial.
Celia Cruz : p58838izl4v
Celia Cruz : p58838izl4v
By User: fatespuppet
1 Votes, 5/5
Celia Cruz : p17145e8ev6
Celia Cruz : p17145e8ev6
By User: fatespuppet
1 Votes, 5/5
Celia Cruz : p41309arnrp
Celia Cruz : p41309arnrp
By User: fatespuppet
0 Votes, 0/5
Celia Cruz : p06392ih020
Celia Cruz : p06392ih020
By User: fatespuppet
0 Votes, 0/5
Celia Cruz : p257941rnrp
Celia Cruz : p257941rnrp
By User: fatespuppet
0 Votes, 0/5


There are 5 pictures of Celia Cruz, on 1 pages (you are on page 1), use the numbers at the top for more Celia Cruz pictures and photos, If you have more pics for this album, Please add them and mention Celia Cruz anywhere in the title of the picture or in its description so we can pick it up and put it in this album

 

Celia Cruz
Celia Cruz Albums by first letter
A : B : C : D : E : F : G : H : I : J : K : L : M : N : O : P : Q : R : S : T : U : V : W : X : Y : Z : numbers : other

My Drive

 User Name:
 
 Password:
 
Register
Lost Password




Private Images:
0 Bytes / 0 Bytes.
Private photo space usage
Public Images:
0 Bytes / 0 Bytes.
Public photo space usage

Steps:

  • Register
  • Once you enter your email address, You will get an Email, in that email you will find a link., Simply click the link, and chose a username and password
  • You are now registered at the website and ready to upload and organise your photos and images
  • Go to the upload page, and start uploading your pictures and photos

Main Website Sections


Advert