Celia Cruz is Haitian...
This is a story I haver not been able to verify, but it is worth telling :
Celine Lacroix, Better Known as Celia Cruz was born in Port au prince Haiti, Her Mother Adere Lacroix, Relocated to Cuba, in the small village of Barrio Santa Suarez with her 2 years old daughter, because of difficulty with her name prononciation they aparently translated it to: La Cruz and her first name Celine became Celia...
Celia Cruz, was drawn to music from an early age and because of her talents she was quickly adopted by the locals as one of their own. She is reportedly related to the Qualo family, later in new Jersey she supposedly reunited with family members, that she Sought in her Visit to Haiti while she was only sixteen years old...
" many people attibute her ability to sing in creole to her Haitian Roots, apparently her mother tried to infuse a piece of her past in her as she was living as a full blown Cubana"
We will continue To Seek the Truth; however, Celia Cruz belonged to the World and via her music she touched the Lives and Inspired so many that regardless of where she came from her greatest Achivement will remain what she did when she got there and for that we will never Forget this Citizen of the World.
" Azucar "
Jean-Jacques Stephen Alexis
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