Medal Of Freedom Honoree Gloria Estefan
On Tuesday, President Obama will be presenting the Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian honor, to 17 individuals. On the list is multiple Grammy-winning singer Gloria Estefan, who is cited for crossing over between English and Spanish language music, “paving the way for countless other Latin artists to follow.”
As we learned when Here & Now‘s Jeremy Hobson spoke with Gloria Estefan in September of 2013, she also has a deep love of American standards. Today, we revisit that conversation.
Songs In This Segment
Enrique E. Garcia, “Conga” performed by Gloria Estefan & Miami Sound Machine
Jasper DeFaria, Clay Ostwald & Jorge Casas “Get on Your Feet” performed by Gloria Estefan
Enrique Garcia, Gloria Estefan “Rhythm is Gonna Get You” performed by Gloria Estefan & Miami Sound Machine
Irene Higginbotham, Ervin Drake and Dan Fisher, “Good Morning Heartache” performed by Gloria Estefan
George and Ira Gershwin, “How Long Has This Been Going On” performed by Gloria Estefan
- Gloria Estefan, Cuban-born American singer and songwriter.
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