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Hispanic American Singers

Are you Hispanic American? Looking for information on how to become a professional singer? Find what you need to know at DiversityWorking.com's Musicians and Singers Jobs for Hispanic Americans, Asian Americans and African Americans.

In the meantime read the following brief bios of some famous Hispanic American singers and you might learn some tips on how to break into the music industry as a Latin singer.

Joan Baez

famous hispanic american singer, leader, activist"All of us are survivors," Joan Baez wrote, "but how many of us transcend survival?"

Joan Baez is an icon in the music world not only among Hispanic Americans but in the whole world.

Joan was born in New York in 1941. She began singing traditional folk ballads, blues, and spirituals in Cambridge, Massachussetts, coffee-houses in a clear soprano voice with a three-octave range. She made folk music, which had been largely ignored, popular.

Baez's records were the first folk albums to become best-sellers. Her later albums include several of her own compositions, including "Song for David" and "Blessed Are."

Among the first performers to urge social protest, she sang and marched for civil and student rights and peace. Since the late 1960s she has devoted time to her school for non-violence in California and has performed at concerts supporting a variety of humanitarian causes.

See her autobiography, "Daybreak" (1968), and her memoir, "And a Voice to Sing With" (1987) at Amazon.com.

Official Joan Baez Website: http://www.joanbaez.com/

Jennifer Lopez

Born: 7/24/1969
Birthplace: Bronx, New York

famous hispanic american singer, latina, actressFilm and television actress best known for her portrayal of Selena, the murdered Tejano singer, in the movie Selena (1997), for which she earned a Golden Globe Best Actress nomination. Lopez started off dancing in stage musicals, and first appeared on the Hollywood scene as one of the "fly girl" dancers on In Living Color (1990). After several failed television series, she appeared in the critically acclaimed film Mi Familia (1995), and has since appeared in various other movies on the big screen. Television credits include South Central, Second Chances (1993) and Malibu Road; film credits include Jack (1996), Money Train (1997), Anaconda (1997), The Cell (2000), The Wedding Planner (2001) and Angel Eyes (2001). 2003 was not a good year, first, with the end of her marriage with Cris Judd, then the universal panning of the movie Gigli with then-fiancee Ben Affleck. She married singer Marc Anthony in June 2004.

Sony BMG Jennifer Lopez Site: http://www.jenniferlopez.com/

Other links to famous Hispanic Americans can be found at the Hispanic Heritage Month pages of Infoplease.com. Information Please Database, 2006 Pearson Education, Inc. All rights reserved.

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