Miami, USA – Celia in the House is a new dance music recording that features Celia Cruz‘s vocals remixed with dance beats for the club scene. The project was conceived by Miami producer Joe Granda. Several DJs were involved in the project: Guiseppe D, Dennis “D’Menace” Nieves, Mike “Da Mooch” Mucci and Al Camara.
The album is available from Angel Eyes Records/Universal Music Latino and it features several of Celia Cruz’s classic hits.
Celia Cruz, the most popular salsa singer, died from cancer in July of 2003.
She was known as the Guarachera de Cuba.
A native of Cuba, Cruz was the legendary queen of salsa. Her more than 50 CDs showcased her talent, intensity and determination. Cruz’s fans reach over four generations breaking down racial and cultural barriers. She collaborated with an eclectic group of musicians, ranging from Puerto Rican salsa and jazz celebrity Tito Puente to pop star David Byrne.
In a field so powerfully dominated by male singers and musicians alike, Celia Cruz won global recognition, numerous tributes, a Yale University doctorate, the admiration of her peers, a Hollywood star, a Grammy, a statue in the famous Hollywood wax museum, movie and theater appearances, the key to numerous cities, and the key to the hearts of music lovers everywhere.
Author: Angel Romero
Angel Romero y Ruiz has been writing about world music and progressive music for many years. He founded the websites worldmusiccentral.org and musicasdelmundo.com. Angel produced several specials for Metropolis (TVE) and co-produced “Musica NA”, a music show for Televisión Española (TVE) in Spain that featured an eclectic mix of world music, fusion, electronica, new age and contemporary classical music. Angel also produced and remastered world music and electronic music albums, compilations and boxed sets for Alula Records, Ellipsis Arts, Music of the World, Lektronic Soundscapes, and Mindchild Records. Angel is currently based in Durham, North Carolina.