Seems like this Fall might have a distinctive Cuban American flavor to it.
Gloria Estefan’s latest release will debut on September 28. “90 Millas” is Spanish for 90 miles which is the distance from Key West to Havana. On September 25th, CANE the CBS “Dallas meets the Sopranos” type TV show featuring Jimmy Smits as part of a powerful Cuban American family will begin its premier season.
Ms. Estefan is a well known Cuban American and has recently performed in Key West for a taping of a segment for Univision which will air on September 17 on the morning news program “Despierta America”.
After her performance, Estefan noted the roots of her passion for Cuban music. “My grandmother would ask pilots at the Havana airport to bring me cartons of mango baby food - the only kind I’d eat. I learned to eat peach later. And in every carton, she’d slip a Cuban record,” Estefan said.
Her first release “No Llores” features Sheila E, Jose Feliciano and Carlos Santana.