Gloria Estefan is, in a word, iconic. The performer sat down with Ocean Drive to discuss music, the struggles of growing up in Miami and the challenges of working with her husband. See what she had to say:
On her upcoming album, The Standards which gets released on September 10
This genre really is the first music that I ever listened to in my life and is something that I’ve sung forever. I had the opportunity with Frank Sinatra and Tony Bennett to do tracks on their duet albums, but I always wanted to do a standards record of my own.
On being brought up Cuban
We grew up with our parents thinking that eventually we would go back. This was the thought process for many, many years—they planted us here, but they watered us with Cuban sun and fed us with Cuban food, and made sure that our culture wasn’t diluted in our family life.