Histories: Salsa Music In NYC: India Talks New York's Influence On Salsa, Her Musical Journey & The Meaning Of Hispanic Heritage
When diving into the history of salsa in New York City, it's a good idea to hear what "La Princesa de la Salsa''—or "The Princess of Salsa"—has to say.
Since stepping into the world of salsa at 21 years old, the Puerto Rican singer/songwriter has continued to prove herself throughout the decades. In the late '90s and early 2000s, she earned three GRAMMY nominations for Best Tropical Latin Performance, Best Salsa Performance and Best Salsa/Merengue Album. In 2016, she took home a Latin GRAMMY for Best Salsa Album for Intensamente India Con Canciones De Juan Gabriel.
"I'm honored that the young generation is listening to me and they see me as a role model," India says. "That's what Hispanic heritage is about: Spreading that word around about who we are as a people."