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Rare Footage of Selena Found by Smithsonian Museum

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In an article posted by NBC DFW, it’s been reported that new rare video footage of the late Tejano superstar Selena has surfaced after more than two decades of being unknowingly kept in a television camera. The camera was recently donated to the Smithsonian National Museum of American History, and upon first glance, the museum staff realized what they had.

Rare Footage of Selena Found by Smithsonian Museum

Photo: Facebook/Selena Quintanilla

Univision had donated the camera to the museum’s Spanish-language television project, and the footage was filmed at Hemisfair Park in San Antonio back in April of 1994. The video is of Selena performing for the “Texas Live” music festival and featured on the show called “Tejano USA.”

Rare Footage of Selena Found by Smithsonian Museum

Photo: Facebook/Auditorio TELMEX

Less than a year later, Selena was killed by her former manager and friend, Yolanda Salvidar, following questions regarding business between the pair. At the young age of 23, fans lost their idol, and Texas and Tejano music lost an icon. There has been no further detail provided in the NBC report with respect to what will be done with this newly found footage, however, fans of the late singing sensation will be interested to catch a glimpse of something that may yet be unseen to them.