Latino music doesn’t come from just one country. Mexico, the Caribbean, Brazil, Argentina, Colombia, Venezuela, Portugal and Spain produce a Latino sound that is irresistible as well as diverse. Latinos identify with their music because the music tells stories about the culture, the backgrounds, and traditions that are rooted in Latino DNA. The diversity that exists in the Latino culture is heard in every measure and each Latino artist brings their personal style as well as their Latino ancestry to the melodies, lyrics and the beat of their music.
Famous Latino music artists like Gloria Estefan, Shakira, Carlos Santana, Juan Gabriel, Selena and many others introduced their own musical personality to the world, and there’s not a person on the planet that hasn’t heard the beat of this cultural extravaganza unless they live on a remote island, or they are still throwing spears in a tropical rainforest. One of the names that is being added to that list of superstars is Norka Luque, the Venezuelan singer that took the Latino music scene by surprise in 2011 when her first single was released.
Norka Luque always wanted to be a famous singer. Norka loved to listen to Shakira, Juan Gabriel, Gloria Estefan and Ricky Martin growing up. Norka was inspired by all those artists, but after attending a Ricky Martin concert in France, she got the urge to follow her dream of becoming a full-time musician. Norka studied and worked in France, but she knew she had to pull up those roots, and moved back to the states. She had to dive head first into the melting pot of Latino music, Miami. Miami was the city where Latino music is alive and growing. It is the city where Gloria Estefan and the Miami Sound Machine got its start.
Singing on South Beach is a good job. The Latino music community is always looking for new talent, and they look in the clubs on South Beach. Emilio Estefan, the music producer extraordinaire, heard about Norka, and he asked her to audition for him. It only took one audition for Estefan to sign Norka to a recording contract. Estefan produced Norka’s first Latino hit in 2011, and her second hit in 2012. Her new single, Tomorrowland, is another Estefan and Luque hit. Norka Luque is on her way to the top of the music charts again, and she is dancing to the beat of her own music.