29 Sep FE: Groundbreakers + changemakers
“I always say I was replanted in American soil, but I was watered with Cuban sun and Cuban water.” Gloria Estefan
ABC News contributor María Elena Salinas recently chatted with Gloria Estefan in the ABC News “Soul of a Nation” special “Mi Gente: Groundbreakers and Changemakers.”
Estefan’s parents instilled a sense of determination in her that would help her rise to fame in the music world. Still, Estefan said she never thought she’d become a professional singer.
“I sang since I talked, Maria Elena,” Estefan said. “It just came with me, but I didn’t feel the need to do it for other people.”
It wasn’t until she met her now-husband Emilio that she pivoted her interests from international law and diplomacy to music.
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