Have you checked out the new podcast, Anything For Selena yet? It’s the story of how Latina music icon Selena Quintanilla helped shape pop culture and American identity, produced by WBUR and Futuro. It’s getting buzz in The New York Times, Vanity Fair and Vulture says it’s got “so much to sink your teeth into.” Come find out why!
Host Maria Garcia and producers Kristin Torres and Antonia Cereijido streamed a live taping of the final episode of Anything For Selena during a virtual event on Thursday, February 25, 2021. Whether you’re a Selena superfan or just newly acquainted with La Reina, you won’t want to miss this behind-the-scenes journey into the making of the podcast.
You can subscribe to Anything For Selena on Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen!
About Anything For Selena
In Anything For Selena, host Maria Garcia goes on an intimate, revelatory quest to understand how Mexican-American music icon Selena Quintanilla went from a working-class girl who began singing to put food on the table to a Grammy-winning, chart-topping artist on the verge of mainstream stardom before her tragic murder in 1995.
In each episode, Maria unpacks an aspect of how Selena’s image and legacy have taken on new meaning 25 years after her death. The series also weaves Maria’s personal story as a queer, first-generation Mexican immigrant with cultural analysis, history, and politics to explore how Selena remains an unparalleled vessel for understanding Latino identity and American belonging.
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Songwriter George Avena, Jr. says the song was about the 1993 film ‘Sleepless In Seattle.’
The 27-year-old pop star cites Selena, Shelly Lares, Emilio Navaira and Elida Reyna as early influences.
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