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Histories: Salsa Music In NYC: Tony Succar Praises The History & Embraces The Future Of Salsa
Producer/musician Tony Succar beams when he talks about salsa music. From raving about icons Tito Puente and La India to explaining his love for New York's influence on the genre, Succar's passion for the past and future of salsa is clear.
"The Latin, the sabor, the salsa was such an important part of my upbringing, and that's why I sort of dedicate my life to salsa music," the producer explains.
Watch the two-time Latin GRAMMY winner give a history lesson on how salsa became ingrained with Latin culture and why the genre will never be uprooted, in the final episode of Histories: Salsa Music In NYC.
"[Salsa] is so good that I feel like we can't lose that. We have to always conserve and preserve it," Succar stresses. "But we also have to give it an evolution and bring it to the youth."
Succar is doing his part to introduce the storied genre to the younger generations. Following the release of his 2019 album Más de Mí, Succar earned four Latin GRAMMY nominations and two wins for Best Salsa Album and Producer of the Year at the 20th Latin GRAMMY Awards.