Monday, January 03, 2011

The United States Post Office will season your 2011 stamps with puro sabor musical

A release from the USPS website:

Five legendary musicians and performers of the Latin sound whose contributions have had a lasting impact on American music —Selena, Carlos Gardel, Carmen Miranda, Tito Puente, and Celia Cruz – will be honored on stamps. Among the distinctive musical genres and styles represented are Tejano, tango, samba, Latin jazz, and salsa. The stamps go on sale in March.
Marked it on my calendar. March is when I head to my local post office, stand in line and ask for a fix that will satisfy multiple addictions, one of them stamp collecting. The others? Celia Cruz and Tito Puente for sure. The rest of this icon lineup is inspired: Señor Carlos Gardel, the catrin with the velvety Argentine voice. Biri Biri Bamba any one? You should be very pleased lovely San Antonio.Viva Selena! Finally, Bugs Bunny would have never dressed in drag to dance a samba if it wasn't for Carmen Miranda, the mother of all future stereo-types for anything south of the border.

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