Vacations are for being lazy. Unfortunately, I’m getting really good at that! But seriously, I am going to get caught up. Still, it’s important to take a few days off from whatever your normal routine is, and lounge, or do something entirely different.
That’s why I’ve been writing about Latino artists and performers who have been trying to touch lives through their work.
Ednita Nazario is a Puerto Rican singer. No, wait. I stand corrected. She’s a Puerto Rican institution. A recording artist since the tender age of six, Ednita has been known for her “stamina and sensuality” since her teens.
But the ballad artist has much more to offer than her musical talent. This past Saturday (the day after Christmas), Ednita attended “El Arte de la Maternidad,” a gala in San Juan benefiting Proyecto Nacer, a Christian non-profit organization that provides critical support to teen mothers, their children, and their families.
Nazario also collaborated on a song written by Gloria Estefan and Jon Secada, titled “El Ultimo Adios.” Proceeds from the sales of this “maxi-single” went to the American Red Cross and to United Way, to support the victims of Sept. 11. The song was performed at the Hispanic Heritage Month ceremony hosted by the White House, and other artists who lent their voices to the track included Jennifer Lopez, Luis Fonsi, Carlos Vives, Chayanne, Marc Anthony, actor Andy Garcia, Thalia, and Tito Puente, Jr.
So, here’s to an artist who has succeeded by constantly reinventing herself, while still maintaining her integrity, which is at the core of who she is.
Today was a pretty slow day, but there’s tons to do tomorrow. My family hosts a party every year for my uncle’s musical group, “Segreles.” It promises to be an interesting day! The bash is tomorrow night, but needless to say, we’ve been gradually going through preparations for this over the past few days.
Tune in tomorrow– I promise to try to blog early. There may be a surprise for my family….
Los quiero mucho,