Selena Quintanilla-Pérez was one of those rare artists that only come once a generation. Selena might have had a relatively short music career, but she left behind a legacy as the Queen of Cumbia and Tejano music. Selena won the “Female Vocalist of the Year” award at the Tejano Music Awards nine consecutive times and released one of the best-selling Latin albums in American history. To commemorate Selena’s indelible legacy, the Children’s Museum of Houston is hosting a celebration of all things Selena. For Selena fans of all ages, this is one tribute you don’t want to miss.
Selena released her first record at age 12 and went on to release five more records to great critical acclaim and sales numbers, one of which won a Grammy Award for Best Mexican/American album in 1993. Unfortunately, Selena was murdered in 1995 at age 23 at the height of her careers. Selena was inducted to the Hollywood Walk of Fame in November 2017, twenty-two years after her untimely death.
Nearly a year to the date later, the Children’s Museum of Houston is hosting “Siempre Selena” on November 17 to honor the late singer and idol. The museum is hosting the celebration in order to inspire Houston children with Selena’s audacity, ambition and authenticity to follow their very own dreams.
The event will feature a Selena look-alike parade for all mini-Selenas to dress up and be a part of. Every hour from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., there will be a high-energy Selena tribute show by local Selena tribute artist Cristina Amaro in the Kids’ Hall Alcove, and from 3:30 to 5:00 p.m. kids can learn to dance to cumbia rhythms, one of the genres Selena is known for.
There will also be hands-on activities where kids can design their own microphones all day in Junktion, and a Selena sing-along from 10:00 to noon and 1:00 to 6:00 p.m. in Brown Auditorium.
Siempre Selena begins at 11:00 a.m. on November 17 at the Children’s Museum of Houston. Don’t miss this great chance to have some weekend fun in Houston and celebrate one of Texas’ most well-known icons.
General Museum Admission: $12 per person, $11 for seniors 65+ and $10 for active duty military personnel. Children under one and Museum Members receive free admission.