I don’t usually care about Google “days”, but today they are celebrating the life of Celia Cruz. Check her out, it will put some cha-cha-cha in your step.
I found out about Celia Cruz a few years after her death, PBS did a show about her. She was la Reina de la Salsa – the Queen of la musica Latina. If you watch her, you know why. She just had “it” – tiene tumbao.
Today would have been her 88 birthday. I don’t know if I want to live to be 88, but I wish I could have half of Celia’s tumbao, just for a day.
She did a lot of great songs, but here’s my favorite video, because it leaves you feeling like there’s another sunny day right around the corner, la primavera esta a vuelta a la esquina. Por que llorar?
So, today, manos arriba! Hands up! Be happy! Whenever something is bothering you, hold your hands up and shout, “AZUCAR!”