at Gloria Estefan's new album
Gloria Estefan picked a symbolic backdrop
for the first live performance of songs
from her new album, "90 Millas".
AAP via Yahoo! News, August 26, 2007.
Backed by the Miami Sound Machine, Estefan
taped a performance Saturday at the Westin
Key West Resort, just blocks from the city's
famed milage marker. The segment will air
September 17 on Univision's morning news
program, "Despierta America,"
about a week before "90 Millas"
One of the songs, "Esperando (Cuando
Cuba Sea Libre)" - Waiting (For Cuba
to be Free) - brought tears to the eyes
of older Cuban-Americans in the crowd that
gathered amid frenzied, unsubstantiated
rumours that ailing Fidel Castro had died.
After the performance, Estefan recalled
the seeds of her passion for Cuban music.
"My grandmother would shanghai pilots
at the Havana airport so they'd bring me
cartons of mango baby food - the only kind
I'd eat. I learned to eat peach later. And
in every carton, she'd slip a Cuban record,"