Miami’s annual Calle Ocho Music Festival, held in the Little Havana barrioevery March, inspired us to spotlight the contributions of popular musicians born outside of the United States. Whether mixing musical genres, adding a fresh interpretation to a classic, or singing in different languages, these immigrants have enriched American music, endearing themselves in the hearts of fans here and around the world.
This week’s Slideshow includes the writer of one of the most patriotic songs in American history, the late “Queen of Salsa,” and a rocker known more for his makeup and tongue than his music.
Click here to view other posts in the ongoing Monday Great Immigration Debate slideshow series.
The Wise Latina Club’s Dulce-Marie Flecha is a rising senior at Penn State. When she is not writing her honors thesis, she is trying to learn a fourth language, feeding her fashion obsession by Googling her favorite designers’, or begging the Yankees to hit with runners in scoring position. Click here to read more about and connect with Dulce-Marie.
The Great Immigration Debate Slideshow is part of the original TWLC series “Anatomy of an Immigration Debate.” Posts analyze the charged political and social context of this debate and the extraordinary demographic changes confirmed by the 2010 U.S. Census that are re-defining and challenging our notion of the body politic as articulated in the motto imprinted on American currency “E pluribus unum”–”Out of Many, One.” Click here to read previous entries.
Where was your favorite musician born?