The “Queen of Tejano Music,” Selena Quintanilla Perez, was shot and killed in 1995. Now her father, Abraham Quintanilla, Jr., is the topic of Netflix’s new sequence, Selena. Selena’s dad remains to be alive as we speak. Here’s what it is advisable find out about the place he’s now and what he is doing in actual life.
Abraham Quintanilla Jr. Continues to Promote His Daughter’s Legacy
Abraham Quintanilla was a member of the unique Los Dinos group in the Nineteen Sixties, however Selena introduced the brand new group to fame when it grew to become Selena y Los Dinos, The New York Times reported. Selena as soon as stated about her dad making her the group’s lead: “I feel he noticed greenback indicators.”
Selena’s sister, Suzette, was on the drums and her brother, Abraham Quintanilla III (or A.B. Quintanilla) was on the bass. But it was Selena who was the powerhouse that introduced the group worldwide consideration.
In 1997, Quintanilla was the chief producer of a biographical movie about his daughter, the place Edward James Olmos performed the function of Quintanilla and Jennifer Lopez performed the function of Selena.
Quintanilla typically posts on Facebook, together with this story under about how he used to should hitchhike to seek out assist when his band’s bus broke down.
He Founded Q Productions & Recently Finished a Book about Selena
Abraham Quintanilla founded Q Productions in the early 1990s, an entertainment company whose headquarters is in Corpus Christi, Texas. The firm represents and promotes artists, together with producing movies and movies. They additionally began The Selena Foundation in 1995, which accepted donations in Selena’s honor. Q Productions’ web site now additionally heads the official Selena retailer and sells many merchandise on its web site. Abraham’s daughter, Suzette Quintanilla, is now CEO and President of Q Productions.
Because of COVID-19, Q Productions had to cancel Selena XXV, a Selena tribute live performance that was imagined to happen this 12 months.
Abraham Quintanilla remains to be working with artists and selling them by way of Q Productions.
In February, he shared that he completed the final chapter of a e-book he was writing about Selena.
He wrote on Facebook: “The public may not remember that there are about 21 unauthorized books written about Selena and not one of the writers ever interviewed Selena. And I really feel that probably the most ugly e-book was written by Telemundo’s Maria Celeste Ararras the girl for causes which I am unable to perceive took sides with the girl who killed Selena. My household and I and Chris Perez know precisely what occurred, as l talked about non of the writers and even Maria Celeste ever interviewed Selena. I’ll launch the e-book later this 12 months.”
Latin Groove Music said about the book: “[It] is crammed with hope, triumph, heartbreak, tragedy, and timeless love. We will get to listen to the whole story about Abraham Quintanilla, Los Dinos, Selena Y Los Dinos, and all of the occasions that introduced us to as we speak, once we have a good time the life and the legacy of the attractive and eternally liked, Selena Quintanilla.”