Sometimes, the old adage is really true. The stars align a certain way and it’s up to us to use our innate talents to discover the call of destiny. With her unique half Panamanian, half Trinidadian heritage, Estrella Cristina’s musical course was set the minute her parents called her the Spanish word for “star.” “Imagine,” the Los Angeles based singer/songwriter says, “sitting at your window and looking up at the stars and thinking about what you wanted to be when you grew up. For me, it was always music.”
-What is my background?
My dad is from Trinidad & Tobago and my mom is from Panama and then sprinkled in the mix is Irish & French. I guess you can say I’m a bit of a mixed salad 🙂
-Where was I raised?
All over! I grew up in Sacramento, Guadalajara Mexico and Nebraska. Sprinkled in between all of that was constant traveling abroad. I went to Cornell University in New York and then moved to LA. The rest is history!
-Where have I traveled?
all over the US, Trinidad & Tobago, Panama, Mexico, London, Paris, Cannes, Sydney, Melbourne, Glasgow, Edinburgh, London, Greece, Canada…
-How many siblings do I have?
5 (3 brothers and 2 sisters)
– Some of my favorite quotes:
“The phoenix hope, can wing her way through the desert skies, and still defying fortune’s spite; revive from ashes and rise.” -Miguel De Cervantes
“A man is what he thinks about all day long” -Ralph Emerson-
And above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don’t believe in magic will never find it. ” -Roald Dahl-
“It hath been taught us from the primal state, that he which is, was wish’d until he were” -William Shakespeare-
“What you seek is seeking you” -Rumi-
-Favorite place i’ve been to
Edinburgh, Scotland is the most awe-inspiring place i’ve ever been to. There’s something about its perfect balance of the old with the new which makes it the most beautiful place in the world to me.
I love to read philosophical texts, my favorite being “Meditations” by Marcus Aurelius
-Coolest song placement thus far
When my song Believe (Anything Is Possible) was featured on the Style Networks fashion makeover show “How Do I Look?”
-What am I working on currently?
New material for Spring release. So far, it’s very different than the music you’ve heard from me before, can’t wait to get to share it with y’all!