Music is a part of a culture’s identity. It plays during gatherings, becomes tied to several memories, and unites people who don’t know each other personally, but perhaps share a common ethnicity. The Latinx culture does not compromise when it comes to music. There are songs that, no matter how old, fill us with emotion, and make us dance. We have them memorized word for word, beat-by-beat, our mothers, tias and best friends always sing along.
20“Querida,” Juan Gabriel
Juanga may not be returning, as recently rumored, but he will forever be alive in our hearts, and through his amazing music. “Querida” is probably the Mexicano’s most well-known and best-loved songs. You may not even know all the words, but chances are, you know when to yell out, “querida!”