The stunning Selena Quintanilla continues to be a huge influence on today's pop culture, years after he tragic death.
Fans are raving about a rare video interview posted to her official social media accounts, in which she gets real about her heritage and culture.
Earlier this week, Selena’s official Facebook page posted a nearly 20-minute-long, never-before-seen TV interview recorded in Mexico when she was promoting her album Amor Prohibido. This interview dates back to the year 1994!
Watch the entire video below:
A Mexican TV network - TV3 - had a show Esta Mañana in which Selena made a promotional tour through the country.
In this rare interview, the Queen of Cumbia talked about being a Mexican-American singer and what bringing her music to popular culture (especially in the U.S,) meant to her.
“There’s a market. Hispanics and Mexicans are everywhere,” she told the host. “There’s a market for the Tejano music. Basically, it’s a strong market in Texas, where we formed. Tejano music was stronger in the past, but there’s a cycle of change; you have rock, romantic ballads, and now the Tejano music is going strong again.”
Big fans of Selena noticed that the interview really highlighted Selena's charismatic personality and how humble she truly was. Not to mention, her incredible smile and unforgettable laugh.
Much like artists today, Selena and Los Dinos went on to experiment with different sounds. In this 1994 interview, she mentions: “Our group is Tejano, but the beauty of it is that we're very versatile,” she said. “In every album, we try to experiment with our music."
This was a treat for fans of Selena and for the legacy she left behind. She truly was the light in the room, and her music continues to flourish today.
Selena fans! How much did you guys enjoy this interview? I'd love to hear back from you guys!
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