LEGENDARY LATIN ARTIST CELIA CRUZ’S AFRICAN ROOTS REVEALED THROUGH LIVING DESCENDANTS AND AFRICANANCESTRY.COM

DNA Pioneers Honoring Iconic Diasporans During Black History Month and Year-Round Who Have Contributed to the Advancement of Black Culture Worldwide      WASHINGTON, DC (February 3) – Known to many as ‘La Guarachera de Cuba’ and the ‘Queen of Salsa,’ Celia Cruz, the most popular Latin artist of the 20th Century, posthumously adds the Balanta people of Guinea-Bissau to her distinguished legacy. As part of AfricanAncestry.com’s Remember Who You Are campaign, Cruz’s iconic roots were traced using the DNA of a niece on her maternal line.  “This is an exciting moment for us because Celia Cruz fully embraced her African heritage in life and her music,...

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