Don't you see we're trying to do the right thing? I've read that "90 Millas" is the CD that you were "born to make. I don't care if I'm 80, with my butt to my ankles, put me down. This result is the kind of historically authentic but technically contemporary CD you'd expect from Ry Cooder, the world music impresario who organized and produced Buena Vista Social Club. When he was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, ten-year-old Gloria became his nurse and looked after her younger sister while her mother worked.
Rehabilitation took a year.
Gloria Estefan: "Like Coming Home, But Not to the Old Cuba"
After prison, my father came to America, joined the Army, fought in Vietnam -- and was exposed to Agent Orange. When I was a kid, I wanted to be a pro wrestler. At the same time, chatting with him is like talking to a high school basketball coach before the big game, an attitude that perhaps lingers from his Broadway debut, the basketball-themed musical comedy Lysistrata Jones. And for listeners like me, who tended to think of Gloria Estefan primarily as a singer who makes hit after hit after hit, it's a pleasant surprise to discover that she's a serious artist. And these are island people. I still have to finish Latin America and Europe. You announced that your tour was your last.