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the Celia Cruz Story

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Noah Batts

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2 Some, the roots of Black People began in Africa and ended with the Decendants of former Slaves here in the Americas. That is soo not the case, for you have Afro Indians, Afro Asians and Afro Hispanics. One in particular who was well known by many but remembered only by a few is Afro Cuban born Celia Cruz. Dubbed the Queen of Salsa, Celia Cruz rose from her musical career in Latin America to become the leading female Afro-Cuban and Salsa vocalist in the United States, becoming a symbol of the spirit of the Cuban expatriate community. Referred to as the Black Girl in her earlier years Celia was the total Personification of beauty, with her curly hair, large eyes, broad nose, thick lips, brown skin and bodacious curves accentuating her strong african features. With her favorite term Azucar which is Spanish for Sugar Celia Cruz was just as sweet a sistera Humanitarian who cared deeply for her Familia and her people. In her over 50 year musical career, Celia Cruz recorded over 70 Albums, with a healthry amount of gold and platinum records and has performed in Zaire Africa, with several artists including Patti Laelle, Dionee Warwick, Gloria Estefan and Wyclef Jean. Celia worked until her death in 2003 and the storyof her life entitled: Celia is on Netflix.