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Transcript of Selena Quintanilla
A year after the restaurant opened Selena’s parents were forced to close the restaurant because the economy was declining. The family moved to Corpus Christi where they continued to showcase Selena y Los Dinos.
While Selena was in school, she was bullied by her classmates. They expected Selena to speak Spanish because she was Latina. Despite the bullies in school Selena was able to continue to grow in her singing career. As Selena’s career took off, she was determined to be able to speak Spanish fluently.
Selena received many music awards and was named the “Queen of Tejano” music. Selena was getting noticed my people all over the world and became very famous. She was able to stay down to earth with all of the fame she was receiving.
was born in a Mexican American family on April 16, 1971 in Lake Jackson, Texas. When Selena was a child, her father noticed her voice was special.
This discovery gave Selena’s dad the idea to form a family band featuring his three children: Selena as the singer, Abraham lll (AB) playing the bass guitar, and Suzette on drums. Selena’s dad named the band Selena y Los Dinos.
Soon after, her father opened an authentic Mexican food restaurant where Selena y Los Dinos performed. Selena’s parents spoke Spanish and Selena’s father wanted her to sing in Spanish when she performed at the restaurant. This made Selena nervous, because she did not know Spanish. Her father taught her how to sing in Spanish, and all three of them performed at the restaurant.
This is a deleted scene from Selena the movie. In this clip she is being bullied.
Latin times posted an article on Selena’s 20th year death anniversary. The article gives us 15 facts about Selena that many people do not know. Focus on these two facts out of the 15.
Selena had a fan club and a family friend as the fan club president. Her name was Yolanda Saldivar. Selena started hearing about complaints from fans who had paid the fan club membership, but never received what they were promised. Yolanda Saldivar was embezzling the fan club money. Selena’s family confronted Yolanda Saldivar about the money and demanded they give her evidence that it was not true. Selena later met Yolanda Saldivar at the Days Inn motel in Corpus Christi, Texas to ask for financial papers.
Selena grew up into a famous Tejano singer who caught the eye of many people throughout the world.
People were surprised, because she was not able to speak Spanish. Selena learned how to speak Spanish phonetically. This shows Selena’s determination.
Selena was able to stay humble despite all of her awards and fame. Selena’s life was cut short by her fan club president. Selena’s memory and music is still remembered by those around the world.
What were the girls saying to Selena in the movie?
Why did Selena not know what the girls were saying?
How did Selena feel throughout this video clip?
Why did Selena ask if she could do an interview in English?
How did Selena learn to sing in Spanish?
What motivated Selena to be fluent in Spanish?
How old was Selena when she knew Spanish fluently? Hint: Selena was born on April 16th, 1971
The first time Selena preformed on The Johnny Canales Show, she was 13 and asked if she could do the interview in English. In 1994, she was able to speak Spanish fluently.
Selena learned to sing Spanish phonetically
(hearing and speaking the language with pratice)
When is this dated?
How old was Selena when this article came out?
What awards did Selena win?
What page is this article on?
What does the title reveal about Selena’s effect on people?
How old was Selena when she was killed?
A published article from the New York Times concerning Selena’s death and who did it. CORPUS CHRISTI, Tex., March 31— Selena, the 23-year-old reigning queen of the Tejano music world, was shot and killed today at a Corpus Christi motel.
Shortly after 9:30 P.M. a 32-year-old woman identified by the young singer's father as the former president of her fan club abruptly surrendered after keeping the police at bay for nearly 10 hours as she sat in a red pickup truck in the motel parking lot with a gun pointed at her temple…..
Police identified the suspect as Yolanda Saldivar and said they would charge her on Saturday. The singer's father, Abraham Quintanilla, said Ms. Saldivar was a former head of the Selena fan club who three weeks ago was fired from her job at the family's clothing boutique here, Selena, Etc……..
Mr. Quintanilla described Ms. Saldivar as a "disgruntled employee" who was fired after money was discovered to be missing from the store. He said that Selena had demanded that the woman return financial documents about the company and that the two women had agreed to meet at the motel.
Who killed Selena?
What facts are written in this article about the person who killed Selena?
What dishonest action did this person make?
Neighbors from the Molino neighborhood pass by a sign put up for Selena on their way to visit her house on April 1, 1995
Whose house is this?
What are people doing in the photo?
What can you read from the signs?
What is on the fence and/or by the fence?
Who is bringing this stuff to this house?
Tourist’s pictures. This is a monument for Selena in Corpus Christi, Texas
What does the memorial include?
What else is visible?
Where in Corpus Christi is this located? What helps you know?
What information about Selena do we gain from the plaque at the monument?
How did Selena react when the interviewer called her the 'Princess of Tejano' instead of the 'Queen of Tejano'?
What do you think TMA stands for? What does it mean when the interviewer says Selena 'racked up' awards at the TMAs?
How does Selena react when the interviewer says he thinks she is pretty 'big'? What does this show about Selena's character?
If Selena is acting humble when she reacts this way, what do you think humble means?
Start before grey line. (1:03 to 3:00)
Why did Selena's father's band get shows canceled?
Why do you think Selena's father wanted her to sing in Spanish?
When Selena started learning Spanish what did her father do to help her sing in Spanish?
A video talking about Selena as a child
End Video at 2 minutes 34 seconds
How did the Quntanilla parents raise Selena and her siblings?
When Selana first sang, how did her father react? What did he do?
How old was Selena and her siblings when they were introduced to the band, playing instruments and singing?
Tejano music= a popular genre that includes Texan and Mexican roots. Originated among Mexican-American populations of Central and Southern Texas.
embezzling: when someone is trusted with money and the person unfairly takes the money without permission
Source 1 video: http://www.biography.com/people/selena-189149/videos/selena-a-musical-family-20876355570
Source 2 video: website:www.youtube.com/watch?v=MbC-MDQeKWI
Source 3 video: website:www.youtube.com/watch?v=t4bwfehGbqM&index=4&list=PL__d-q_57adxLCfxXMOnBKbWBEzpU0p4K
Source 4 article: http://www.latintimes.com/who-was-selena-quintanilla-15-things-you-didnt-know-about-queen-tejano-music-20th-304509
Source 5 newpaper: Corpus Christi Caller Time archieve
Source 6 video: website:www.youtube.com/watch?v=k29_H9ZPODU
Source 7 article: http://www.nytimes.com/1995/04/01/obituaries/grammy-winning-singer-selena-killed-in-shooting-at-texas-motel.html
Source 8 newspaper: Corpus Christi Caller Time archieve
Source 9 photo: http://www.mysanantonio.com/entertainment/music-stage/slideshow/Remembering-Selena-7696/photo-413806.php
Source 10 and 11 photos: Tourist photos