María Guadalupe Araujo, better known as Ana Gabriel, is a Mexican singer and songwriter from Guamuchil, Mexico. She first sang on the stage at age six, she studied accounting. At age 21, in 1977, she recorded her first song, titled "Compréndeme". During her long career, she has hits in three different genres of music: rock en español, Latin pop, rancheras; as of 2013, Gabriel had released twenty studio albums, three live albums, fifteen compilation albums. Three Gabriel albums reached number one on the Billboard Latin Pop Albums, seven singles reached number one on the Billboard Hot Latin Songs chart, including "Ay Amor", "Es Demasiado Tarde", "Quién Como Tú", her work earned her numerous awards and accolades, including a Grammy Award nomination, four Latin Grammy Award nominations, thirteen Lo Nuestro Awards, as well as awards from the American Society of Composers and Publishers. In 1987, Ana Gabriel won third place at the OTI Festival, celebrated in Lisbon, where she performed an orchestral version of the pop-power ballad song "Ay Amor", released as a single in its album version.
In 1988 Gabriel released her first album, Tierra de Nadie, followed by Pecado Original in 1989, which met with some chart success. Her 1990 album Quien Como Tú made her a force within the Mexican music industry. Eight months her live album En Vivo showcased her powerful stage act and scored several hits: "Hice Bien Quererte", "Propuesta", "Solamente una Vez". Throughout the 1990s Gabriel released an album every year. A versatile singer, she showcased her talent as an interpreter of many different musical styles, from lambada to mariachi and romantic ballads to pop music, she honed her skills as a songwriter and a producer, releasing Mi Mexico, a ranchera-influenced, mariachi-backed pop album, in 1991. This unique blend of styles was reflected in the songs, all written by Gabriel, her lyrics described strong, active women involved in their love lives, counter to their passive, traditional depiction in older songs. The album included a tribute to Mexico's most popular singer-songwriter, Juan Gabriel.
Gabriel scored a number-one hit with the duet "Cosas del Amor" in 1991, which she sang with Vikki Carr, a Mexican-American pop singer. The single earned Gabriel a Lo Nuestro Award for Song of the Year in 1992. At the same awards ceremony Gabriel was named Female Artist of the Year in the Regional Mexican category and Pop Female Artist of the Year. In 1993, Gabriel was awarded Best Pop Female Performer at the Lo Nuestro Awards; the following year, she appeared as a guest artist on Plácido Domingo's Grammy-nominated album, De Mi Alma Latina. In 1996 she released the pop-oriented Viven-cias, she followed this with the traditional ranchera album Con un Mismo Corazón in 1997, an album she wrote and produced herself. Of particular interest is her title-track duet with Vicente Fernandez, one of the most prolific and popular ranchera singers in Mexican history. Burr wrote of the duet, "The beauty here lies in the melding of two great voices—Gabriel's husky sensuality and Fernandez's powerful, understated expressions—set against a 25-piece symphony."
Gabriel released another live album in En la Plaza de Toros Mexico, a 30-track boxed set. That same year she traveled to Miami to work with the renowned producer Emilio Estefan, Jr. on her 1999 album Soy Como Soy. The result was a pop-influenced ranchera album that went gold in the Latin music market and helped Gabriel win the Ritmo Latino Music Award for Female Pop Artist of the Year in 2000. With the release of Eternamente in 2000, Gabriel returned to mariachi love ballads, using only guitar as accompaniment; that same year she appeared with other Mexican music icons in an independence day television special called Viva Mexico, a celebration of Mexican music and history. In 2001 Gabriel released Huelo a Soledad, once again balancing the traditional sounds of Eternamente with sophisticated pop songs, a cappella numbers, dance tracks. In 2002, Gabriel's platinum-selling album Sagitario was released. In that same year she won the Billboard Latin Music Estrella Award in recognition of her contribution to the Latin music industry, performed at a tribute concert for Vicente Fernandez sponsored by the Latin Music Awards, participated in the ninth annual Las Cruces International Mariachi Concert and Festival in New Mexico.
In December of that year she was scheduled to perform at the eleventh annual Christmas Mariachi Festival in Phoenix, but was denied a work visa and refused entry into the United States. In 2017, Gabriel appeared in the multi award-winning documentary film The American Epic Sessions directed by Bernard MacMahon. In the film Gabriel recorded live on the restored first electrical sound recording system from the 1920s, she performed Lydia Mendoza’s “Mal Hombre” accompanied by a large band featuring Omar Rodríguez-López and Van Dyke Parks. Stephen Dalton in The Hollywood Reporter described her performance as “fantastic”. En Vivo... En la Plaza de Toros México En Altos de Chavón: El Concierto The Grammy Awards are awarded annually by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences in the United States. Ana Gabriel has received one nomination; the Latin Grammy Awards are awarded annually by the Latin Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences in the United States. Gabriel has received four nominations; the Lo Nuestro Awards are awarded annually by tele
Resurrección (Verónica Castro album)
Resurrección is the final album released to date by iconic Mexican pop singer Verónica Castro. The album was produced by A. B. Quintanilla III. All songs were written by A. B. Quintanilla III and Luigi Giraldo. "Mi Cumbia" "Noche de Amor" "Acapulco" "La Chaparrita Dinamita" "Tonta" "La Descarga" "Resurrección" "Di que si" "Un poco Más" "Cómo decir Adiós"
Viva la banda
Viva La Banda is the 11th album by Mexican iconic pop singer Verónica Castro. It was released in 1990. "Caray" is a song by Juan Gabriel. "Salud Dinero Y amor" "Porurri" El Gallo Tuerto/ Mi Cafetal/ Cachita. "Caray" "Ni Porfavor" "Amor Chiquito" "La Banda Dominguera" "Porurri" Nana Pancha/ Yo Soy Quien Soy "Esta Noche La Paso Contigo" "Papalote / Copa Tras Copa"
Photo comics are a form of sequential storytelling that uses photographs rather than illustrations for the images, along with the usual comics conventions of narrative text and word balloons containing dialogue. They are sometimes referred to in English as fumetti and similar terms; the photographs posed dolls or other toys on sets. Although far less common than illustrated comics, photo comics have filled certain niches in various places and times. For example, they have been used to adapt popular film and television works into print, tell original melodramas, provide medical education. Photo comics have been popular at times in Italy and Latin America, to a lesser extent in English-speaking countries; the terminology used to describe photo comics is somewhat idiosyncratic. Fumetti is an Italian word; because of the popularity of photo comics in Italy, fumetti became a loanword in English referring to that technique. By extension, comics which use a mixture of photographic and illustrated imagery have been described as mezzo-fumetti.
Meanwhile, the Spanish term fotonovela – referring to popular photo-comics melodramas in Latin America – was adapted in English as fotonovel or photonovel, came to be associated with film and television adaptations, which were marketed using those terms. Variations such as "photo funnies" and "photostories" have been used. In Italian, a photo comic is referred to as a fotoromanzo. In Spanish-speaking countries, the term fotonovela refers to several genres of photo comics, including original melodramas. Photo comics expanded into the 1950s; the lurid Italian crime photo comic Killing ran from 1966 through 1969, was reprinted in other countries. The technique spread to Latin America, first adapting popular films for original stories. By the 1960s, there were about two dozen fotonovela movie adaptations circulating in Latin America and nearly three times as many original works, they remained popular in Mexico into the late 1980s, when 70 million copies of fotonovelas were printed each month. Photo comics first became successful in the United States and Canada with Harvey Kurtzman's Help! magazine, which ran humorous photo stories from 1960 to 1965.
Similar "Foto Funnies" – featuring female nudity – were a regular feature of National Lampoon magazine beginning in the early 1970s. During the 1970s lines of American paperback books were marketed as "Fotonovels" and "Photostories", adapting popular films and television shows. Although home video supplanted this market in the 1980s, a small number of photo comic adaptations continued to be produced as promotional tie-ins to the original work. Photo comics were common in British magazines such as Jackie in the 1980s, a few are still published. There are a number of photo newspaper strips in the UK and the form was popular in girls comics in the 1980s. Boys comics of the early 1980s such as Load Runner and the relaunched Eagle experimented with photo comics but without much success. Online series such as Night Zero, A Softer World, Alien Loves Predator are more recent examples of photo comics. In 2007, the Web Cartoonist's Choice Awards gave the first award for "Outstanding Photographic Comic".
In 2010 and 2011 the bilingual photo comic Union of Heroes was nominated for the "Web-Sonderman"-Awards for the best German webcomic. In the 2010s, cartoonist John Byrne – inspired by 1970s photo-comics adaptations of Star Trek episodes – produced a series of "photonovel adventures" which combined stills from the series with original digitally-rendered background illustrations and new dialog, to produce new stories featuring the characters. Software applications such as Comic Life, Comic Strip It, Strip Designer, which allow users to add word balloons and sound effects to their personal photos and incorporate them into storytelling layouts, have revived some interest in the medium. In the United States, one of the common uses of photo comics has been TV and film adaptations abridged for length. Still frames from the film or video are reproduced in simple grids but sometimes with creative layouts and cropping, overlaid with balloons with abbreviated dialogue from the screenplays, they are a cost-effective way to adapt films and TV series into comics without the expense of commissioning illustrations, were a way for consumers to revisit motion-picture stories before the widespread availability of affordable home recording and video playback equipment such as VCRs.
The widespread familiarity of fotonovelas in Spanish-language culture makes photo comics an effective vehicle for health promotion and health education. Since the small pamphlets can be traded among individuals, they possess an element of portability that traditional materials lack. Both health and non-health entities have utilized the fotonovela as informational pamphlets; the fotonovelas produced by these organizations present information in a variety of illustrated forms but contain a summation of key points at the end. Health educators have utilized the fotonovela because the medium overcomes issues of health literacy, the degree to which individuals can obtain and understand basic health information to make appropriate health decisions, in their target audience. Most providers believe that health education materials designed for patients w
Selena Quintanilla-Pérez was an American singer, spokesperson, model and fashion designer. Called the Queen of Tejano music, her contributions to music and fashion made her one of the most celebrated Mexican-American entertainers of the late 20th century. Billboard magazine named her the top-selling Latin artist of the 1990s decade, while her posthumous collaboration with MAC cosmetics became the best-selling celebrity collection in cosmetics history. Media outlets called her the "Tejano Madonna" for her clothing choices, she ranks among the most influential Latin artists of all time and is credited for catapulting a music genre into the mainstream market. The youngest child of the Quintanilla family, she debuted on the music scene in 1980 as a member of the band Selena y Los Dinos, which included her elder siblings A. B. Quintanilla and Suzette Quintanilla. Selena began recording professionally in 1982. In the 1980s, she was criticized and was refused bookings at venues across Texas for performing Tejano music—a male-dominated music genre.
However, her popularity grew after she won the Tejano Music Award for Female Vocalist of the Year in 1987, which she won nine consecutive times. Selena signed with EMI Latin in 1989 and released her self-titled debut album the same year, while her brother became her principal music producer and songwriter. Selena released Entre a Mi Mundo, which peaked at number one on the US Billboard Regional Mexican Albums chart for eight consecutive months; the album's commercial success led music critics to call it the "breakthrough" recording of her musical career. One of its singles, "Como la Flor", became one of her most popular signature songs. Live! won Best Mexican/American Album at the 1994 Grammy Awards, becoming the first recording by a female Tejano artist to do so. In 1994, Selena released Amor Prohibido, which became one of the best-selling Latin albums in the United States, it was critically acclaimed as being responsible for Tejano music's first marketable era as it became one of the most popular Latin music subgenres at the time.
Amor Prohibido has been ranked among the most essential Latin recordings of the past 50 years by Billboard magazine while the publication nominated it for its list of the top 100 albums of all-time. It ranked number 19 on NPR's list of the 150 greatest albums made by women. Aside from music, Selena donated her time to civic causes. Coca-Cola appointed her its spokesperson in Texas. Selena became a sex icon. Selena and her guitarist, Chris Pérez, eloped in April 1992 after her father raised concerns over their relationship. On March 31, 1995, Selena was shot and killed by Yolanda Saldívar, her friend and former manager of her Selena Etc. boutiques. Saldívar was cornered by police when she attempted to flee, threatened to kill herself, but was convinced to give herself up and was sentenced to life in prison with a possible parole after 30 years. Two weeks George W. Bush—governor of Texas at the time—declared Selena's birthday Selena Day in Texas, her posthumous crossover album, Dreaming of You, debuted atop the Billboard 200, making Selena the first Latin artist to accomplish this feat.
In 1997, Warner Bros. released Selena, a film about her life and career, which starred Jennifer Lopez as Selena and Lupe Ontiveros as Saldívar. As of 2015, Selena has sold over 65 million albums worldwide, making her the best-selling female artist in Latin music history. Selena Quintanilla was born on April 1971 in Lake Jackson, Texas, she was the youngest child of Marcella Ofelia Quintanilla who had Cherokee ancestry and Abraham Quintanilla Jr. a Mexican American former musician. Selena was raised as a Jehovah's Witness. Quintanilla, Jr. noticed her musical abilities. He told People magazine, "Her timing, her pitch were perfect, I could see it from day one". In 1980 in Lake Jackson, Quintanilla, Jr. opened his first Tex-Mex restaurant, Papa Gayo's, where Selena and her siblings Abraham III and Suzette Quintanilla would perform. The following year, the restaurant was forced to close after a recession caused by the 1980s oil glut; the family were evicted from their home. They settled in Texas, they needed money and played on street corners, at weddings, at quinceañeras, at fairs.
As her popularity as a singer grew, the demands of Selena's performance and travel schedule began to interfere with her education. Her father took her out of school, her teacher Marilyn Greer disapproved of Selena's musical career. She threatened to report Quintanilla, Jr. to the Texas Board of Education, believing the conditions to which Selena was exposed were inappropriate for a girl her age. Quintanilla, Jr. told Greer to "mind her business". Other teachers expressed their concerns when they noticed how tired Selena appeared when she arrived at school. At seventeen, Selena earned a high school diploma from the American School of Correspondence in Chicago, was accepted at Louisiana State University, she enrolled at Pacific Western University. Quintanilla, Jr. refurbished an old bus. In the first years of touring, the family sang for food and had enough money to pay for gasoline. In 1984, Selena recorded Selena y Los Dinos, for Freddie Records. Despite wanting to recor
Verónica Castro (album)
Verónica Castro is the debut studio album by Mexican iconic pop singer Verónica Castro. It was released in 1973 and this is a 45" Vinyl LP, used for Promotion Only and was given to Radio stations. Verónica Castro has said that this 45" was recorded before she was pregnant with her first son Cristian Castro in 1974. "Tienes que Volver" "Tengo Tu Amor" "Si los Niños Gobernaran Al Mundo" "Dame Amor" aka Give Me Love Mexican Ye-Ye girls
Mexico the United Mexican States, is a country in the southern portion of North America. It is bordered to the north by the United States. Covering 2,000,000 square kilometres, the nation is the fifth largest country in the Americas by total area and the 13th largest independent state in the world. With an estimated population of over 120 million people, the country is the eleventh most populous state and the most populous Spanish-speaking state in the world, while being the second most populous nation in Latin America after Brazil. Mexico is a federation comprising 31 states and Mexico City, a special federal entity, the capital city and its most populous city. Other metropolises in the state include Guadalajara, Puebla, Tijuana and León. Pre-Columbian Mexico dates to about 8000 BC and is identified as one of five cradles of civilization and was home to many advanced Mesoamerican civilizations such as the Olmec, Teotihuacan, Zapotec and Aztec before first contact with Europeans. In 1521, the Spanish Empire conquered and colonized the territory from its politically powerful base in Mexico-Tenochtitlan, administered as the viceroyalty of New Spain.
Three centuries the territory became a nation state following its recognition in 1821 after the Mexican War of Independence. The post-independence period was tumultuous, characterized by economic inequality and many contrasting political changes; the Mexican–American War led to a territorial cession of the extant northern territories to the United States. The Pastry War, the Franco-Mexican War, a civil war, two empires, the Porfiriato occurred in the 19th century; the Porfiriato was ended by the start of the Mexican Revolution in 1910, which culminated with the promulgation of the 1917 Constitution and the emergence of the country's current political system as a federal, democratic republic. Mexico has the 11th largest by purchasing power parity; the Mexican economy is linked to those of its 1994 North American Free Trade Agreement partners the United States. In 1994, Mexico became the first Latin American member of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, it is classified as an upper-middle income country by the World Bank and a newly industrialized country by several analysts.
The country is considered both a regional power and a middle power, is identified as an emerging global power. Due to its rich culture and history, Mexico ranks first in the Americas and seventh in the world for number of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Mexico is an ecologically megadiverse country, ranking fourth in the world for its biodiversity. Mexico receives a huge number of tourists every year: in 2018, it was the sixth most-visited country in the world, with 39 million international arrivals. Mexico is a member of the United Nations, the World Trade Organization, the G8+5, the G20, the Uniting for Consensus group of the UN, the Pacific Alliance trade bloc. Mēxihco is the Nahuatl term for the heartland of the Aztec Empire, namely the Valley of Mexico and surrounding territories, with its people being known as the Mexica, it is believed to be a toponym for the valley which became the primary ethnonym for the Aztec Triple Alliance as a result, although it could have been the other way around.
In the colonial era, back when Mexico was called New Spain this territory became the Intendency of Mexico and after New Spain achieved independence from the Spanish Empire it came to be known as the State of Mexico with the new country being named after its capital: the City of Mexico, which itself was founded in 1524 on top of the ancient Mexica capital of Mexico-Tenochtitlan. Traditionally, the name Tenochtitlan was thought to come from Nahuatl tetl and nōchtli and is thought to mean "Among the prickly pears rocks". However, one attestation in the late 16th-century manuscript known as "the Bancroft dialogues" suggests the second vowel was short, so that the true etymology remains uncertain; the suffix -co is the Nahuatl locative, making the word a place name. Beyond that, the etymology is uncertain, it has been suggested that it is derived from Mextli or Mēxihtli, a secret name for the god of war and patron of the Mexica, Huitzilopochtli, in which case Mēxihco means "place where Huitzilopochtli lives".
Another hypothesis suggests that Mēxihco derives from a portmanteau of the Nahuatl words for "moon" and navel. This meaning might refer to Tenochtitlan's position in the middle of Lake Texcoco; the system of interconnected lakes, of which Texcoco formed the center, had the form of a rabbit, which the Mesoamericans pareidolically associated with the moon rabbit. Still another hypothesis suggests that the word is derived from Mēctli, the name of the goddess of maguey; the name of the city-state was transliterated to Spanish as México with the phonetic value of the letter x in Medieval Spanish, which represented the voiceless postalveolar fricative. This sound, as well as the voiced postalveolar fricative, represented by a j, evolved into a voiceless velar fricative during the 16th century; this led to the use of the variant Méjico in many publications in Spanish, most notably in Spain, whereas in Mexico and most other Spanish–speaking countries, México was the preferred spelling. In recent years, the Real Academia Española, which regulates the Spanish l