I think I was in high school when Selena Quintanilla-Perez was shot and killed by her fan club president. Her death shocked the Latino community almost in the same way Elvis’ death shocked white America – a huge loss musically. But culturally, a even bigger one. Although I do not speak spanish, good music is good music and I remember hearing her music from my Latino friends and I remember liking her. That girl could SING. I became a fan posthumously when her “Dreaming of You” album was released and some years later when her biopic, played by Jennifer Lopez, came to the movies.
I learned today that there is a Latin Music Legends Forever collective stamps that went on sale earlier this year and Selena was one of the honorees. The stamps were created by a Latin artist named Rafael Lopez.