In my last post, I shared the challenge I've given myself to doing one painting a day dedicated to a different Latin American country, style of dance, or musical icon, in honor of Latinx Heritage Month (Sep. 15-Oct. 15).
Today's painting is of Celia Cruz, the Queen of Salsa, in honor of Cuba. (Click here for the full thing.)
Celia is an iconic singer who epitomized Cuban culture, personality, and sound. She was a vivacious, outspoken figure and one whose legend will always live on.
As someone who's only recently begun digging into Celia's catalog this year (and, admittedly, 60+ episodes of the soap opera about her life), I'm still learning and understanding her impact on Cuban culture and the world at large. So, I'll let the below links and content elaborate.
For those who want to dig deeper, check out her official bio page here; a documentary about her life, Celia, the Queen, and some of her best tracks here! If you're really looking to indulge, check out the Celia soap opera -- lots of drama, lots of tears, dance and, of course, music!
Hi, friends! I'm a Brooklyn-based artist, writer and radio host! I currently work at TIDAL, make art as a passion and side hustle and host a weekly radio show called Sweet Sunday Radio. I'm excited to join this awesome community and am always open for collaborations whether in art, music or life in [...]