It's time for the Underrated Treasures Blogfest hosted by Alex Cavanaugh. Participants are supposed to name movies, TV shows, music, musicians, or books that not a lot of people know about, but should, because they're so awesome.
For my selection, I've chosen the Tejano singer, Selena Quintanilla Perez, whose life was tragically cut short. She was murdered by her fan club president on March 31, 1995. I don't remember how old she was, but she was still in her twenties.
I first heard her sing when I was in my early twenties. She was singing a crossover song, Dreaming of You, and I thought, "Wow! What a beautiful voice!" I have always loved Latino music, so I decided to purchase some of her CDs. (Plus I had a boyfriend from Mexico at the time, and I figured it would be a good way to learn Spanish so I could communicate with the Madre and Padre!)
From what I've read and heard about Selena, she was also a very warm, kind person. I'd love to have met her.
Here are some music videos, so you can hear and see this talented, beautiful woman.