Lucecita Benítez

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Lucecita
Lucecita Benítez en el año 2000.gif
Born Luz Esther Benítez
(1942-07-22) July 22, 1942 (age 75)
Bayamón, Puerto Rico
Nationality Puerto Rican
Other names La Voz Nacional de Puerto Rico
Occupation
  • Singer
Years active 1964–present
Musical career
Genres Puerto Rican folk music and Nova Trova
Instruments
  • Vocals

Luz Esther Benítez (born July 22, 1942), also known as Lucecita, is a Puerto Rican singer, part of the country's new wave popular music. Born in Bayamon, a large city in Puerto Rico, she participated in amateur radio shows.[1]

Benítez's most important career step came in 1969, when she won the Festival de la Cancion Latina (Festival of the Latin Song) in Mexico. She participated with two songs, "Génesis" by G.V. Lloveras and "Energía de mis manos", by M. de Jesús. "Genesis" received the highest points (223) in the festival and Lucecita also won as best dressed performer. Pedro Rivera Toledo's arrangement of Genesis also won as the best arrangement, although the orchestra was conducted by Jose S. Marroquin. The festival was held at the Teatro Ferrocarrilero in Mexico.[2]

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  1. ^ Juliá, Edgardo Rodríguez (2007). "Glossary of Names". San Juan: Memoir of a City. Univ of Wisconsin Press. p. 146. ISBN 9780299203733. 
  2. ^ http://www.latinomusiccafe.com/2015/08/24/festival-oti-lasting-impact-on-latin-music/ Festival OTI Lasting Impact on Latin Music.

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