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"The Princess of Salsa"
In 1992, when
Eddie Palmieri walked into the studio to listen to the
Goddess of House Music he had heard so much about, he knew that a star
was about to be born. Together, they recorded an amazingly popular album
La India Via
Eddie Palmieri." This is how she arrived in the
eyes of the Latin Music world.
Linda Caballero, best known as La India, was
born in Rio Piedras (Puerto Rico) but grew up in South Bronx, New York. La
India grew up in a very poor family and singing was the only way to
get out of the ghetto. Linda began singing at the age of 6. Her major
influences were Ella Fitzgerald and
India's career began at age 15 when she was a model. Her musical
talent was discovered while auditioning for the popular group T.K.A. She
joined this group and toured the United States with them. Her career as
a soloist began with internationally-renowned producers:
"Little" Louie Vega and John "Jellie Bean" Benítez.
With the help of these producers, India reached #1 on the Billboard
Dance charts with such hits as "Love And Happiness."
In 1994 this indisputably fantastic performer of Latin
music released her record breaking album "Dicen Que Soy." The result was four #1 Billboard Tropical Singles and
six Top Ten, as well as achieving Quadruple Platinum sales in the United
States and Puerto Rico alone. The album's success led to a two year
concert tour of every major U.S. city in the Latin market, as well as
tours throughout Latin America, Europe and Asia.
Throughout her career, India's visibility in
the recording studios, radio and within the retail and print media has
been unstoppable. She has been part of many major independent projects
such as: "Jazzin',"
the hit Jazz album with Tito Puente and
the Count Basie Orchestra, "La Combinación Perfecta," where
she participated in a duet with one of salsa's most popular artists
Anthony, "Voces Unidas," (A production inspired by the
Atlanta Olympics) where India recorded a song titled "Banderas,"
Soul" album with the song "Runaway" which also had a
hit-video that put India's face on TV all over the world, rap
artist Puff Daddy sampled "No Me Conviene" on "Señorita"
a track featured on the soundtrack of the movie "No Way Out,"
and her most recent collaboration with Salsa super-star Oscar D'León on
the tune "Hazme El Amor."
In addition, India has written material for
other artists such as Marc
Barbara Tucker and Xavier Gold. India has also done background
vocals for other productions such as: the soundtrack of "The
Mambo Kings" (on the song Ran Kan Kan with
Anthony's "Ride on
the Rhythm," and "Voices in Mind" by Voices. In short, India
has enhanced her abilities through her collaborations with many other
artists of different music genre's.
With "hit" releases in the Dance, Jazz,
R&B and Tropical genres, India's artistic abilities, fierce
versatility and singular style prove to be unmatched not only in the
Latin market but any other genre that she undertakes. She expertly takes
her listener into her soul, from a New York City Latina who is caring,
talented, bold, passionate and rebellious.
Hit songs include --
- Ese Hombre
- Mi Mayor Venganza
- Nunca Voy a Olvidarte
- Me Canse de Ser la Otra
- Que Ganas de No Verte Mas
- Solamente Una Noche
- Soy Mujer
- The Lover Who Rocks You (All Night)
- Dicen Que Soy
- Soy Diferente
- O Ella O Yo
- Me Canse de Ser la Otra
- Si Tu Eres Me Hombre
- Dancing on the Fire
- Right from the Start
La India may be available for your next special
.Tropical. / xTropical
.Hi-NRG. / HiNRG
.Latin Jazz. / LatinJazz
.Salsa. / xSalsa
.Latin Pop. / LatinPop
.House. / xHouse
.Club/Dance. / ClubDance
.World Fusion. / WorldFusion
x80s, x90s, x00s, x10s
Born: ..in Puerto Rico / born nPuertoRico
Born: ..in Rio Piedras / born
Born: Mar 9,
Raised: ..in New York / nNewYork
Raised: ..in New York City
Raised: ..in the Bronx
La India --
Based: ..in Puerto Rico / based nPuertoRico
Artist's band --
Based: ..in New York / based nNewYork