¡Feliz Cinco de Mayo!

Cinco de Mayo is the annual fiesta to celebrate Mexico’s victory over the French over 100 years ago. In 2001 Christian Activities added the Latin Spotlight to our website to celebrate Cinco de Mayo, but that was certainly not our first coverage of Spanish language music!
The first Spanish-language project Christian Activities covered was in February of 1993 when I had
some of my Spanish students review Petra’s Petra En Alabanza (Petra Praise).
In May 1995 we carried an article entitled “More Great Spanish Music Available.” An excerpt from
that article reads, “This time it is Warner Alliance that has come forward with two great offerings for
the Spanish market. The first project is Solo a El (Only to Him), a Spanish-language
collection by El Coro de Brooklyn (The Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir) that has been released to both
the Christian and mainstream markets… as well as international markets. Also coming out is Por
Fe, the Spanish-language version of the best-selling and critically acclaimed By Faith
project of Kim Boyce. Boyce, whose records have long been popular in Mexico despite the language
barrier, is entering the Spanish-speaking marketplace this month.” (For the complete May 1995 article, see Music History.)
Christian Activities has covered other notable singers have who have recorded Spanish-language
songs, including Billy Sprague, Sandi Patty, and the Katinas, but in 2001 we began to cover the genre in ernest. Every month we do updates on your favorite artists and projects, and ever year in May we highlight several of the popular Latin recording artists.
We also sponsor several forums dedicated to the promotion and discussion of Latin Christian music:
Latin Christian Music Club on Yahoo
Latin Christian Music at EZboard
Latin Christian Music at World Crossing


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