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Today in Latin American History

Cuban Singer Celia Cruz Known as the “Queen of Salsa” was Born in 1924

Cuban Singer Celia Cruz Known as the “Queen of Salsa” was Born in 1924

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Today in Latin American history, Cuban singer Celia Cruz known as the Queen of Salsa was born in 1924. 

One of the most popular salsa artists of the 20th century, she earned twenty-three gold albums and was renowned internationally as the “La Guarachera de Cuba.”

In her lifetime, she recorded 78 albums, and won multiple Grammys. The Smithsonian Museum even hosted an exhibit called Azucar: The Life and Music of Celia Cruz.

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