English 1301 11 September 11, 2012 My essay will be about the tragedy of Selena Quintanilla, Selena was a famous Mexican/American singer and song writer. Selena Quintanilla-Perez was born in Lake Jackson, Texas on April 16. Selena's brother, Abraham Quintanilla and Selena's sister Suzette were little kids when Selena was born. Abraham always had a passion for music, In the late 50's and early 60's he was part of the group Los Dinos. When his children were very young, he began to teach them an instrument, “A.B.” the bass and Suzette the drums. Suzette at first HATED the idea of playing the drums. When Selena was just 3 years old, she demanded to know why her father was leaving her out of the music. Abraham simply said she was too young. Right then Selena showed him she was not too young, she showed him her own instrument, her voice. She sang Blue Moon, Abraham couldn't believe what a beautiful sound he heard. By the time Selena was 6, she was already singing like a pro in English and in Spanish, even though she didn't speak the language, alongside her brother, sister, and father. When Selena was 9, her father started the group Selena Y Los Dinos. The group's first performances were in Papagallos, the Quintanilla family's restaurant opened in 1980. Everyone who saw her, even at that young age, knew she was going to be a star someday. Soon the restaurant fell and the Quintanilla family went bankrupt, they were out on the streets without a roof over their head. The family moved to Corpus Christi, Texas where they piled into an old bus with all their musical equipment. They played everywhere they could, on streets, at weddings. Soon all the hard work paid off, Selena even said in some interviews that when she first started playing it was to put food on the table. Selena recorded her first album in 1984 under the...
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