Selena’s Music Saved Their Lives

Singer Selena Quintanilla-Pérez has had a profound impact on Latinx communities well after her tragic death in 1995. Lindsay meets up with YouTuber Desi Perkins and a group of Selena fans at the Fiesta de la Flor – an annual celebration of the Mexican-American performer in her hometown of Corpus Christi, Texas.

SOURCES & FURTHER READING
Fiesta de la Flor
https://www.fiestadelaflor.com/

“Selenidad: Selena, Latinos, and the Performance of Memory” by Deborah Paredez
https://www.dukeupress.edu/Selenidad

Desi Perkins – Fiesta de la Flor
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yLzp1Bwhy5Y

Desi Perkins – Selena transformations
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SQmj8L1LGL8
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v6EWRH3t_mg

Selena interview with JR Castilleja
http://1025kiss.com/a-rare-selena-interview-in-lubbock-is-newly-restored/

Selena Performances
Houston Astrodome https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kqyUf19c_7Y
Bidi Bidi Bom Bom https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RKGbjJarMeA
Dreaming of You https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VRU2qs82DAg
Amor Prohibido https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MpvadPl8zLE

Selena Tribute Accounts from her fans
Jocelyn Gonzalez https://www.instagram.com/selenaqtribute/
Annette Terrazas https://www.instagram.com/selenaqimpersonator/?hl=en
Hector Terrazas https://www.instagram.com/rickitrex/?hl=en
Ben Romo https://www.instagram.com/onefrijol/?hl=en

CREDITS
Producer: Lindsay Perna
Camera: Fletcher Wolfe
Editor: Will Colby
Supervising Producer: Allison Brown

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