Grade Range: 5-12Resource Type(s): Reference MaterialsDate Posted: 7/7/2008
Explore the life of Celia Cruz, a world-renowned Latina musician, in this online exhibition. An enormous talent who had an impeccable sense of rhythm and an inimitable style, Celia Cruz became an influential and legendary musical figure both in her native country of Cuba, and the United States, her adopted country. Students will connect her life to a variety of subjects including immigration, history, geography, music theory, music history, and art. A non-flash version of the site is available at http://americanhistory.si.edu/celiacruz/printable/.
Discovery learning, Multimedia instruction, Museum education
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This is a Bata Cubana, or Cuban Rumba dress, donated to the Smithsonian by Celia Cruz, the great ...
Cruz,, dance, culture, United, world, Immigration, history, shoes, states, art, American, fashion, Cuban, music, Celia, Salsa, clothes, Cuba, geography, style
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