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Angela Alvarez “Un Canto a mi Cuba” 

By  Alexis Martin

On November 17, 2022, Angela Alvarez made history by winning the award for best new artist at age 95.  She was already a record holder by being the oldest musician ever nominated in the category. 


The singer is an inspiration for all of us, dedicating her award to "god and to my beloved country Cuba, which I will never forget" she was able to show us our dreams have no barriers so long we have faith, hard work, and determination.

Angela had four children, is the grandmother of nine and the great-grandmother of 15.  She emigrated to the US in the 1960s, according to Billboard. She had always dreamed of being a singer and had put these dreams on the back burner. Thanks to her grandson and producer Carlos José Alvarez, who helped compile and organized an immense library of songs Angela had composed. 

Angela Alvarez belongs to a great generation of Cubans who emigrated to the US and keep alive the musical and cultural tradtions of Cuba, such as the food, Guayaberas, and of course the music.  

Carlos also contacted Cuban-American actor Andy Garcia who was very impressed with the project and who also became the producer of the documentary Miss Angela. She was also invited to appear in the movie Father of the Bride and sing "Quiereme Mucho" on that movie.

After receiving her grammy she ended her speech by saying" ..“To those who have not fulfilled their dream, although life is difficult, there is always a way out, and with faith and love you can achieve it, I promise you,” Álvarez said. “It’s never too late.”",,

Lyrics

Hoy quiero cantar
A mi Cuba bella

Hoy tal vez voy a llorar 
Pensando en ella

Porque Cuba es
Mi patria querida

Porque en Cuba fue 
Donde yo nací

Pase mis años de infancia
Y todas mis ansias
Se quedaron allí

Pienso mucho en ti
Oh patria querida

Sueño como Martí
De verte libre algún día

Porque eres tú
Oh patria querida

Ese bello rincón
Que añoro cada día

Quisiera 
Tu cielo mirar
Tu suelo besar
Y allí descansar

Quisiera 
Tu cielo mirar
Tu suelo besar
Y allí descansar

Quisiera 
Tu cielo mirar
Tu suelo besar
Y allí descansar

Quisiera 
Tu cielo mirar
Tu suelo besar
Y allí, allí descansar

https://www.angelaalvarez.com/

Alexis Martin


I'm a first-generation Cuban immigrant. I have a passion for everything Cuba. I love to share our culture and my expertise in the world-famous Guayabera Shirt. On December 18, 2002, I sold my first Cuban Guayabera shirt online. I fell in love with the process and the fact that this is a business, you always have to be willing to learn. Many things have changed since then, new software services, new concepts. At Mycubanstore.com, we had been able to ride different market waves. We are always humbled and grateful for this privilege of building a future in this great country.

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