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Jose Feliciano

Feliciano’s “Feliz Navidad” a classic Christmas song.
Jose Feliciano
Jose Feliciano

Jose Feliciano American Hispanic singer who became famous for his incredible singing and guitar skills his unique style of blending, jazz, Latin, and pop music has brought his music to be heard worldwide.

That time of year is here when we go to department stores and holiday music is all we hear, well Jose Feliciano made one of those song, the famous “Feliz Navidad.” song that we all know and can sing even if you don’t speak English or Spanish, in November 9,1970 Feliciano released this song it was said by Jose Feliciano that he wrote this song while he was in LA and couldn’t be with his family during the holidays so this was his way of expressing  his homesick feelings.

“I missed my family, I missed Christmas carols with them. I missed the whole Christmas scene.”

— Jose Feliciano

Who is Jose Feliciano.

Jose Feliciano Born on September 10,1945 in Puerto Rico, Feliciano was born blind due to congenital glaucoma, at the age of 5 Feliciano and his family moved to New York and he learned to play the concertina, later on Feliciano taught himself to play the guitar by practicing up to 14 hours a day when Feliciano was 17 he quit school to help his family financially and he started to play in coffee shops  this is where Feliciano’s talent started to be recognized pretty soon Feliciano was known in Canada and the U.S by the age of 23 Feliciano was dominated for 5 Grammys and he won 2 grammy awards for  his album “Feliciano” in 1987 Feliciano got his star at the walk of fame. Now at the age of 78 Jose Feliciano has won over 8 Grammys and over 45 gold and platinum records and still continues to perform every now and then.

More about Jose Feliciano.

Feliciano can sing in multiple languages which has given him the opportunity of performing all over the world, He can sing in English, Spanish, Portuguese and Italian.

Feliciano has collaborated with big artist through the years including Dolly Parton, Stevie Wonder, Gloria Estefan, Ricky Martin and Feliciano performed together too.

His top songs are “Feliz Navidad” “Light My fire” “Rain” “La Copa Rota” “El tango de Roxanne” “Once there was love.”

To end this article with a note “feliz navidad próspero año y felicidad”

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