On Saturday April 18 an artist by the name Sand One painted a mural in South Central Los Angeles in honor of the late, great Selena Quintanilla.
Sand One collaborated with other brands such as “Mala” by Patty Rodriguez, Honey B Gold, Miche Mobil and Bella Doña to help paint and make it possible for this mural to exist.
Together they invited the public to help paint the Selena mural and unveiled it on that Saturday April 18, two days after Selena’s birthday.
2015 also marks the 20th anniversary of Selena’s tragic death. The mural is located on 76th and Central in South Central, Los Angeles.
Blanca Garcia, a Selena fan from Fontana said about the mural, “It was a privilege because there’s probably people from Texas wanted to be here and we have the privilege to have it here in L.A.”
In the artwork Selena is drawn wearing her red lipstick, making her famous hand gestures that she always did during her performances and wearing her iconic burgundy outfit.
The outfit became very popular because Selena wore it in her last concert, which took place in Texas at the Houston Astrodome.
Selena is also drawn in the mural holding a white rose because it was Selena’s favorite flower. The hand gesture that Selena made while dancing is also captured in the drawing.
On the mural one can read one of the famous lines from the biopic that stuck with everyone since then “Anything for Selena’s.” The guys who helped get Selena’s bus unstuck by pulling it, which was tied to their bumper, made the phrase famous.
Teens remember and admire Selena for her style as well the inspiration she gave them.
Luz Espino said, “She was a great inspiration to a lot of people, her songs are really inspiring.”
Garcia also thought that Selena was a great inspiration for the youth and mentioned that it was important to have the mural in Los Angeles because the Latin community loved Selena very much.
After 20 years of her death, the legacy of Selena continues to touch the heart of many people. Selena was known for her Tejano music and for her iconic dance moves.
Maria Espino from Pomona, Ca. said, “I felt very sad the day that she got killed, I had just got here from Mexico and I was sad but she left a great legacy and people continue to support and remember her.”
At the location of the mural there was candles and dried roses that people who have visited the mural have left there for Selena.
Sand One is a woman from East Los Angeles who paints for a living. Her passion for painting and drawing has made a great impact on her life and career.
As a fan of Selena, Sand One wanted to honor and share her work with all the people that love Selena.
During the unveiling of the mural many people gathered to help paint the mural and to enjoy some food and drinks.
The unveiling started at 4p.m at the location provided on the flyer. People were seen taking pictures and video of the mural.
Many kids helped Sand Oner paint the mural and enjoyed the festivities that surround the event.
Look at a photo gallery below as well as a video story of the mural with people who visit the mural.
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For more information on the artist that painted the mural click here.
Def came out into the stage with a canvas bag that had rose petals in it. He began to scatter them all over his stage. He was very relaxed but energetic at the same time. While he was performing he danced very gracefully and invited the crowd to repeat his chants after him.
For many people who attended it was the first time they had ever seen Mos Def perform. It was very obvious that the excitement was there. They were in awe to be watching Mos Def perform some of his greatest hits in Los Angeles.
A videographer who was filming the event said, “It felt like a long night but as soon as the sample to Ms Fat Booty dropped… ah man, it was all worth it” said Stephen DeGuzman.
DeGuzman mentioned that it was his second time watching Mos Def perform but that he was very excited to have the opportunity to film Mos Def for the first time.
Jorge Garcia who also attended the show and was in the VIP section said, “it was an awesome show, I couldn’t believe that I was that close to Mos Def.”
Garcia added, “I work with celebrities and I’m not usually star struck but it’s Mos Def, he’s one of the reasons I love Hip-hop.”
Mos Def opened the show with some of his newer music and closed it of with some songs from his earlier work including “Ms Fat Booty” and “Traveling Man.”
Def also payed homage to The Notorious B.I.G by performing one of his greatest hit songs “Juicy.” It was an epic night for LA at the Mayan Theater with New York’s own Mos Def.
Below you can watch a small recap of the Mos Def show last night that I put together from all my snapchat videos. It contains some small shots of other artists who performed last night before Mos Def.
Hey guys just wanted to share this tiny recap I made of Mos Def show last night. I gathered all my snapchat videos and put them into a recap so I wouldn’t have to get rid of them.
I’m still learning to use premiere (video editing software) so the audio levels may be a bit crazy. Lol
Hope you guys enjoy my little recap. It was a great to be at the show, it was my first Mos Def show and I must say it was very fascinating to watch him perform.
So next time he’s around you guys have to go check him out if you haven’t already. 😉
Fashawn as well as Inspectah Deck and other artists performed. It was a good show, I definitely enjoyed it.
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MALA by Patty Rodriguez MALA MALA. IN SPANISH IT MEANS BAD. BUT WHERE I GREW UP, IT MEANS SO MUCH MORE. MALA IS NAUGHTY,MISCHIEVOUS, TOUGH, BADASS.
I’m so obsessed with these necklaces! I thought I’d share it with you guys because they are so cute and they can definitely be used as a daily accessory or to add just a slight touch of LA to your outfit. I’m definitely going for the “Los Angeles” or “Cali Girl” gold necklace. I love everything about them, I can’t wait to get my hands on them. Celebrities like Miley Cyrus and Vanessa Bryant have been rocking MALA. Show your love for your city with this chic Old English necklace! Click here to purchase.
Hit the jump to view photos of MALA by Patty Rodriguez.