Saturday, December 2, 2017

Kennedy Center Honors Gloria Estefan

Gloria-estefan_by_jesus-cordero_slideshow

 

On December 3, 2017, the Kennedy Center will hold its 40th annual national celebration of the arts – The Kennedy Center Honors. The 2017 recipients include singer-songwriter and actress Gloria Estefan, whose family brought her to the United States from Cub when she was a young child.

As Karen Heller for the Washington Post writes in a profile on Estefan:

"Estefan stayed in the United States and went on to sell 100 million albums and amass seven Grammys. Her band, the Miami Sound Machine, became the exporter of a propulsive Cuban-infused rhythmic pop, a 1980s hit factory, many of the songs co-written by Estefan: Rhythm is Gonna Get You,” and “Conga.” She became a titan of Latin music, a godmother to younger performers, an emissary of the Cuban American dream, beloved.

 

KJ

https://lawprofessors.typepad.com/immigration/2017/12/kennedy-center-honors-gloria-estefan.html

Current Affairs, Music | Permalink

Comments

Post a comment