Mexican Independence Day: Stars From Mexico

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  • Sheila E.
  • Marques Houston
  • Esperanza Spalding
  • Kat Von D
  • Lupe Ontiveros
  • Frida Kahlo
  • Miguel
  • Kid Cudi
  • Stacey Dash
  • Cassie
  • Mario Lopez
  • George Lopez
  • Salma Hayek
  • Lynda Carter
  • Shar Jackson

Esperanza Spalding

This beautiful biracial jazz singer caused an upset when she took him the Best New Artist award at the 2011 Grammys. While Spalding knows she is Black and Mexican, among other things, she sadly doesn't know her exact ethnic makeup. "My mom had me late and grew up in a culture where diversity wasn’t exciting, like it is now. Her family didn’t make a big effort to embrace and pass on their inherited lineage stories," she explains. Spalding is trying hard to make up for lost time. She even sings in Spanish! 

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