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    Celia Cruz

    The place to begin:

    Smithsonian: National Museum of American History

    In addition to thorough biographical information, this excellent site contains images of album covers and posters, music and video clips, a discography, and images of some of her costumes.

    More Celia Cruz


    Site promoting Celia Cruz's autobiography. Excellent resource: biography, timeline, photos, and more. Click on English or Spanish at the bottom of the front page to enter the site.


    "After interviewing Celia Cruz as a cub reporter in the 1980s, CNN's Maria Hinojosa came to see the famed Cuban musician not only as an extraordinarily talented artist but also as a role model for Latino women and men. She shares some of her anecdotes and thoughts about the 'Queen of Salsa.'"

    Be sure to click on: Interactive: Quotes from Celia Cruz under the Related heading about halfway down on the right side of the page.

    Encyclopedia article about Celia Cruz.


    Salsa Stories - from the University of Michigan

    Multi-media explanation of salsa - thorough, interesting site.

    Use the links on the left to access lots of information about salsa dancing and music. Also, there are language links on the top that allow you to read the page in spanish rather than English.

    Many photo galleries of Celia Cruz!