Selena Quintanilla was born on April 16, 1971 in Lake Jackson, Texas. She was the youngest daughter of Marcella Ofelia Quintanilla (nee Samora), who was Cherokee ancestor, and Abraham Quintanilla Jr., a former Mexican-American musician. Selena was raised as one of Jehovah’s Witnesses.
She started playing as a child. For about 10 years, Selena became a singer in her family group. The band began playing at weddings and clubs in their native Texas. The group included Brother Abraham on bass and Sister Suzette on drums.
Seaside Memorial Park, Corpus Christi, Texas, USA
Selena and Los Dinos. Selena y Los Dinos (German: Selena and the Guys) was a Tejano group in which American singer Selena performed until she was killed on March 31, 1995. Selena leads the group founded by her father Abraham Quintanilla since 1981.
Selena has named Donna Summer, Madonna, Paula Abdul, Michael Jackson and Janet Jackson the main influences on her dance, music and fashion moves. According to Michelle HabellPallán in Latino / a Popular Culture (2002), the singer was influenced by African American music such as disco, R&B and funk.
In the early 1980s, Selena y Los Dinos (founded by Selena and her brothers) first appeared at weddings, Quinceaneras, and at her father’s restaurant, Papa Gayos in Lake Jackson. The family then moved to Corpus Christi and Selena attended West Oso Junior High School.
This tells us that Selena’s style is timeless, just like her! Here’s how to take garments from some iconic Selena Quintanilla outfits and combine them with your wardrobe.
Venessa Villanueva M. 2001–2008
|Deceased||March 31, 1995 (23) Corpus Christi, Texas, USA|
|Genres||Tejano, Latin pop, modern R&B, pop|
|Jobs)||Actress, composer, stylist|
You move to Corpus Christi, Texas to live with Abraham’s brother.
Selena y Los Dinos
Teiano. Tejano, a popular musical style that mixes Mexican, European and American influences. Its development began in northern Mexico (a variety known as norteño) and Texas in the mid-19th century with the introduction of the accordion by German, Polish and Czech immigrants.