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Anything For Selena | Episode 6: Spanglish43:04
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Illustration: Iliana Galvez
Illustration: Iliana Galvez

Selena Quintanilla may have built her career singing Spanish songs, but she didn’t grow up speaking Spanish at home. She learned Spanish in the public eye, and her mistakes became some of her most famous and endearing moments.

In this episode, Maria explores why Selena’s Spanglish seemed so revolutionary for its time, and yet so familiar to many fans who also struggled with the language of their heritage. The exploration takes us to an unexpected place.

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Anything for Selena is a co-production of the iLab at WBUR and Futuro Studios.

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Maria Garcia Twitter Senior Editor, The ARTery
Maria Garcia is the senior editor of The ARTery, WBUR's Arts and Culture Team.

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Kristin Torres Twitter Associate Producer
Kristin Torres is an associate producer in WBUR’s podcast unit.

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