Tito Puente, Carlos Gardel and other Latin Music Legends Honored on 2011 US Stamps

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Time to visit your local US post office if you are a Latin music lover!  The new 2011 Latin Music Legends US Stamp collection features Celia Cruz, Carlos Gardel, Carmen Miranda, Selena and Tito Puente in close up portrait shots.  The music styles represented include Tejano, Argentine Tango, Samba, Latin Jazz, and Salsa.

They won’t be available until March but you can get a quick preview of some of the images here below.  You can find out more information about the artist Rafael López and all the stamps he’s created on his blog. Good to see Latin music represented in this novel way!

John ;-)

@RitmoBello

  1. Edwi Vargas

    Carlos Gardel’s voice had a very unique and charimatic timbre and furthermore his interpretive ability to deliver the precise emotion to a song has never been equaled. The genre known as the tango song truly benefited by having him as its foremost interpreter.
    He also did very well with songs composed in many different styles making him a truly international icon. Despite the technical limitations of his historic recordings any listener willing to overlook the scratchiness of the old 78s will eventually fall under his spell!

John F. Bello

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