Celia Cruz the Queen of Salsa #HispanicHeritageMonth
Today for National Hispanic Heritage Month we’re celebrating the life of Celia Cruz, “the Queen of Salsa” – born in Cuba, she was on tour in Mexico when the Cuban Revolution took place, was exiled, and eventually became a United States citizen. She passed away at home in Fort Lee, New Jersey in 2003, and later a plaza at Bergenline Ave & 32nd Street in Union City, New Jersey would be named in her honor. She is buried at the landmarked Woodlawn Cemetery in the Bronx, NYC.
Spanish-speakers among our readers may be interested in this 25-minute biographical documentary:
And for those looking for a playlist of the best here’s an 83-minute playlist of 19 songs – just press play:
Adafruit has had paid day off for voting for our team for years, if you need help getting that going for your organization, let us know – we can share how and why we did this as well as the good results. Here are some resources for voting by mail, voting in person, and some NY resources for our NY based teams as well. If there are additional resources to add, please let us know – adafruit.com/vote
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