Lines of Inspiration
Melodious expressions, Enduring Truisms
“At night when you turn off all the lights…”
Song Title: Rhythm is Gonna Get You
Singer/Songwriter: Gloria Estefan
The Artist/Band: Closely associated with Miami Sound Machine (and Solo Artist Sensation)
Known as the “Queen of Latin Pop”, Gloria and her family escaped the turmoil of the Cuban revolution for the tranquil beaches of Florida, USA. After a fairly secluded childhood, Gloria met a Bacardi salesman by the name of Emilio Estefan, who also happened to lead the band that would later (with the addition of Gloria’s contralto vocals and exhaustive energy) be called Miami Sound Machine. She ended up marrying her “first and only boyfriend” Emilio, and along with the band, enjoyed instant and lasting success as premier Latin Pop artists. In addition to two children, Gloria’s accomplishments and accolades include: Winner of seven Grammy awards, a star on Hollywood (as well as Las Vegas) Walk of Fame, the Presidential Medal of Freedom for her contribution to music, and being inducted into the Songwriter’s Hall of Fame. She is (reportedly) the most successful crossover Latin performer to date, and has written two picture books for children.
So, how about that line? Does it call to mind a memory? Are you familiar with the song or band? Did it get your feet tapping to the beat?
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