In the early 1990’s, Mexican-American singer, Selena, won the hearts of Spanish-speaking communities both stateside and internationally. On March 31, 1995, at the brink of making her English debut, former friend and the manager of her fan club, Yolanda Saldivar murdered the Tejana artist. Her posthumous album, Dreaming of You helped her chart in the U.S. Top Ten.
Her most successful English songs are “Dreaming of You” and “I Could Fall in Love,” which are still used at many weddings today. Before her tragic death, Selena was known for being the “Mexican Madonna” for her flamboyant costumes and her activism in anti-drug campaigns and AIDS awareness. While Spanish was not her first language, it was the language that most of Selena’s songs were performed in and helped her connect with her audience on an intimate level. For the people who had never heard of her before her death, Jennifer Lopez portrayed her in the 1997 film “Selena.” Twenty-one years after her death, her legacy continues to thrive.
By JOSH DAVIS
Every six months, 3300+Climbing takes on a developing and independent artist to be its next Featured Talent. Round 4 of submissions is nearing, now that fall is here and come December they will have their next artist. Two weeks ago, Music Business students in Project and Portfolio IV course at Full Sail had the opportunity to pitch an artist to 3300+Climbing in class by evaluating skills and analysis of the artist of their choice. This inaugural session will continue monthly as a standard part of the course.
This is a blog following the students' work at 3300+ Climbing.