Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Happy Birthday Anacani

Today, we celebrate the birthday of one of our most popular music makers and a very sweet and beautiful person too!

It's Anacani's birthday today!

Born in Mexico to a large and musical family, she grew up in Escondido when her family moved to the United States. She was already a star in the Latin world, singing on many television programs in both Mexico and in South America. It was in 1972 when a chance meeting with the Maestro at the Welk Resort in Escondido that would lead her to Champagne Music stardom!

At the entrance of the resort's restaurant, Anacani upon seeing Lawrence go by, told her folks who were with her, "There he is!"....the Maestro, making notice asked her, "Can you sing?"....and soon enough, she became the resort's Singing Hostess and later on the January 10, 1973 episode "Salute To Mexico", made her first appearance singing "Luna".

She soon was made a regular member of the Welk show....and the rest is history.

Singing is only one of Anacani's many talents, she can also play the guitar and the accordian (just like Myron Floren!) and is an excellent cook and seamstress....she makes her own clothes and the outfits you see when she is out performing live in concert with her Welk friends is made by her!

She and her family still lives in Escondido, and since 1978 has been married to Rudy Echeverria who works in the justice system as a judge. They are parents of a daughter, Priscilla who recently graduated from the University of California-San Diego.

CumpleaƱos felices Anacani! Or in English....Happy Birthday Anacani!


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