“Evita” Eva Perón is an icon of Argentina

May 7, 1919 born in Argentina
Sunday, May 7, 2019

Happy Birthday Celia Cruz, Queen of Salsa. ¡Azúcar!

October 21, 1925 (Mon in 2019); Cuban music ~ Úrsula Hilaria Celia Caridad Cruz Alfonso was born in Havana, Cuba ~ Celia helped popularize Latin music around the world

Gabriel García Márquez, Colombian Nobel Prize winning author

ARACATACA, COLOMBIA; Mar 6, 1927; Colombian author ~ Magical realism is considered a literary construct, but for many of us expresses the real magic in our lives. “It is life, more than death, that has no limits” (‘Love in the Time of Cholera,’ 1985)

Celebrate César Chávez Day, the labor leader’s birthday

MARCH 31, 1927 (Tue in 2020); Latin hero; The great Mexican-American union and civil rights leader was born in Yuma, Arizona

Dizzy Gillespie

OCTOBER 21, 1917 ~ John Birks Gillespie was born in Cheraw, South Carolina. Dizzy helped create bebop and modern jazz. Dizzy asked Machito’s arranger Mario Bauzá for a conga player and got introduced to Chano Pozo. Their collaboration produced classics like “Manteca” and “Tin Tin Deo,” and brought Latin rhythm back to the forefront of jazz.

Carlos Gardel, Argentine icon, Latin movie idol, International Day of Tango

DECEMBER 11 (2019, Wed) ~ Charles Romuald Gardès, who gained fame in Argentina as the iconic tango singer and second Latin movie idol, was born in Toulouse, France in 1890

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. “Free at Last, Free at Last”

ATLANTA, GEORGIA, Jan 15, 1929 (HOLIDAY JANUARY 20, 2020) ~ Martin Luther King, Jr. was born in Atlanta, Georgia. He taught that we should get educated, vote, stand up for ourselves in a non-violent way, and keep going until we are truly free at last.
# african civil rights leader