Speaking Spanglish and fusing Top 40 beats with musical styles of the Mexican and Texan working class, Selena challenged established perceptions of how American pop stars should be depicted…as well as American citizens for that matter.
American identity is a hot topic these days with what’s happening in our country, which is more polarized than it has ever been. That’s why WBUR and Futuro Media present, “Anything for Selena,” a podcast hosted by Maria Garcia to understand what the legacy of fallen Mexican-American pop star Selena Quintanilla tells us about identity and belonging.
In the thoroughly reported podcast, Maria goes on a quest to understand how Selena—a Mexican-American woman who began singing to put food on her family’s table—remains an unparalleled vessel for understanding deep tensions around race, class and politics.
In many ways, Selena represented the first time the mainstream media and American society as a whole viewed a young Latina woman as a groundbreaking icon. Even though she left us too soon, her presence as well as her legacy opened doors – and continues to open doors – for Latina women across the country and around the world.
Anything for Selena will be available on all podcasting platforms beginning in January 2021.