The Queen of Tejano music is long dead but never, never forgotten. There have been countless ways the uber-talented Selena Quintanilla-Perez has been honored since her tragic murder on March 31, 1995 at the age of 23. Now comes the maximo honor of any Latino – having your face emblazoned on the ultimate cultural symbol: La Tortilla.
Thanks to our friends at Latina Magazine for bringing attention to the latest (but not last) Selena-homage, but the real thanks goes to the ingenuous folks at the Convergent Media Collective. The collective located in Selena’s home state of Texas, and their ‘Tortillas and Technology’ project takes a pic and then laser cuts the image on your tasty tortilla.
Yes, this is the ultimate food perversion but oh so yummy. It is the merging of culture, technology and kitsch. The Collective’s actual project goal is just that:
“The integration of Latino culture in Tortillas and Technology was a modern way of sharing Latino culture displayed in objects.”
Tejano music’s first superstar has been honored with films, books, mini-TV series, a Hollywood Walk of Fame star, make-up line and the list goes on – but never honored on an edible. This honor is so unique yet so comforting to the many legion of Selena fans, just like the memories of her brief but impactful life. There are sure to be smiles from above.
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