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Celia Cruz: 1924-2003
Celia Cruz
Singer

Born: October 21, 1924 in Havana, Cuba
Died: July 16, 2003 in Fort Lee, New Jersey

Singer known as the Queen of Salsa

by Kenny Mathieson
Copyright © 2003 Kenny Mathieson

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Celia Cruz was the leading singer in Cuban music for most of her long career, which stretched over six decades from the 1940s. She performed with all of the major Latin bandleaders, including Tito Puente, Johnny Pacheco, Willie Colón and Ray Barretto.


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Kenny Mathieson
Kenny Mathieson is a freelance writer based in Scotland.

E-mail: kenmat@dircon.co.uk

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