Emerging Latina Releases New CD "Mi Gusta Asi"

Stebani Cruz launches nonprofit Stars, Stripes & Hearts supporting Latino men and women serving in the Armed Forces

By LatinoLA Contributor
Published on LatinoLA: October 25, 2011

Emerging Latina Releases New CD "Mi Gusta Asi"

Stebani Cruz is the new face of the Latin Pop/ Reggaeton genre. She released her debut album Me Gusta Asi on October 11, which includes hits such as "Cougar in the House" and "Me Gusta Asi," and is now available on iTunes, TuneCore, Cruz's official website,, and other online digital distributors.

With all the media attention of older women dating younger men, Cruz reinvents what it means to be a Cougar. It's about celebrating women's strength and knowing yourself.

While recovering from a life-threatening- brain ailment she contracted in 2006, Cruz found solace in the "Healing Power of Music".

"It took me four years to recover," Cruz said. "I lost my memory. The doctors told me that the brain is a muscle I had to exercise it to rebuild my memory, so I started writing poetry and lyrics."

This proved to be the beginning of a powerful album filled with an eclectic mix of original Latin-Pop ballads and Reggaet??n written and performed by Cruz. She dedicates her craft to her fans who she calls her "Angels of Music".

Her music is honest and brave, translating the emotions of women who are in love, have lost love or are searching for love. She is a true example of someone who lives life to the fullest, takes risks. Sees possibilities in every experience and knows that it's never too late to reinvent yourself and live the life you dream of.

In addition to her music, Cruz is the founder of Stars, Stripes & Hearts (SS&H), a non-profit organization that honors Latino soldiers in the U.S. military. Later this month, SS&Hearts is launching the first ever "Virtual Wall of Honor" where anyone around the world can upload photos of soldiers they want recognized. This will be one of the biggest homage paid to our soldiers today.

A major concert is planned next year to raise funds and awareness for Latino soldiers suffering from PTSD and brain trauma resulting from their military service.

Be prepared to be blown away by this new diva!

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