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La India En Concierto

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  • Ticket Price: $25.00 - $50.00
  • Show Type: Latin
  • Where: Mela Room 9677 S Orange Blossom Trail Orlando, FL

Mela Room 9677 S Orange Blossom Trail Orlando, FL

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La India Linda Viera Caballero: India may have exhibited a range of musical abilities over the course of her long and winding career, from freestyle and house to Latin pop and reggaeton, but she'll be defined forever by her run of chart-topping New York salsa hits for the RMM label in the mid- to late '90s, when she was crowned the Princess of Salsa by none other than Celia Cruz. India began her recording career in the late '80s, just as the heyday of freestyle was fading away. She was inseparable from producer "Little" Louie Vega during this period, and together they recorded some seminal music, especially in the mold of house music. In particular, her recordings with Vega's Masters at Work project ("I Can't Get No Sleep," "When You Touch Me," "To Be in Love") are classic. On the other hand, India's solo career went big-time in 1994 with the release of Dicen Que Soy, her debut for RMM, the premier New York salsa label of the 1990s. This album and its follow-up, Sobre el Fuego (1997), were monumental successes that ensured the salsera's ubiquity on tropical radio for several years. At the end of the decade, India receded from the limelight, recording much more sparingly than she had during the '90s. She still racked up hits and retained a feverish fan following, make no mistake, but not on the same level nor at the same pace. Furthermore, she broadened her style to incorporate forms of tropical music other than salsa. Born Linda Viera Caballero on March 9, 1970, in Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico, India grew up in a section of the South Bronx known as La Candela. Her parents moved there shortly after her birth, moving in with her grandmother, a world-wise, cigar-smoking woman who was a key influence in India's life. India, who was nicknamed such because of her fine facial features, began singing as a young girl and even took opera classes briefly. She attended grade school in the Bronx, and that's where she met Louie Vega, someone else who would become a key figure in her life, both as her producer as well as her husband. Vega, the nephew of salsa icon Héctor Lavoe, introduced her to the city's burgeoning hip-hop and freestyle scenes, and though only a teenager, she ended up joining the freestyle trio TKA. Produced by the Latin Rascals, TKA ended up recording some seminal freestyle for Tommy Boy, and they're perhaps best known for the membership of Louis "Kayel" Sharpe (aka K7 of "Come Baby Come" fame). India's relations with TKA remain sketchy, but this much is known: she performed live with the group at shows in New York and Miami; she is pictured — front and center, dressed in red — with the trio on the cover of the Come Get My Love 12" EP (1986); and her debut single, "Dancing on the Fire," was planned to be included on Scars of Love (1987), the group's debut album, on which she allegedly sang some uncredited background vocals.
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La India En Concierto
Saturday, May 11, 2013 9:00 PM
Mela Room, Orlando, FL
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