Mexican singer Thalia unveiled in Miami the new online forum "Mi Musica, Mi Herencia" (My Music, My Heritage), designed to help Hispanic parents preserve Latino culture for their families through music.
The project, sponsored by the diapers brand Pampers, was launched with a special concert Thursday for young parents and expectant moms, who enjoyed a selection of all-time Latin music hits played by the Henry Mancini Orchestra at the University of Miami.
Thalia, the mother of 5-year-old Sabrina Sakäe and 18-month-old Matthew Alejandro, told Efe that being the spokeswoman of this campaign makes her happy "because for me, as a mother, what is most important is to give my kids all the best and that includes my Mexican heritage."
The singer, who urges mothers to celebrate their culture "without losing your love for the country you're living in," asked the audience to upload a potpourri of musical memories onto Pampers' Facebook page so it can be used to teach youngsters the value of Latino musical culture.
Thalia said she does the same with her kids, to whom she sings Pedro Infante songs, "which we can't do without, plus of course mariachi and mambo, which I love."
"My little boy loves mambo and my daughter, besides Justin Bieber, likes bachata - in our house we're always singing," said the artist, who has sold more than 40 million discs.
"As a singer it's basic to preserve what I like to do, which is music, and also to remember my cradlesongs in Spanish," Thalia told Efe in an interview, adding that at home "we only speak Spanish." EFE