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India (nacida como Linda Bell Viera Caballero en Riacute;o Piedras, Puerto Rico), crecioacute; en el Bronx, Nueva York, donde cultivoacute; su intereacute;s por las artes,
empezando por prepararse en oacute;pera y luego en el mundo de las pasarelas como modelo.
Como tributo a su belleza y espiacute;ritu libre, un diacute;a, en su adolescencia, su abuela materna le nombroacute; carintilde;osamente "India", por el color canela de su piel y su lacio pelo
Even though I am not much of a fan of Salsa music, especially today's salsa exponents, I can't help but be captivated by La India. She is one of the most
popular female vocalists ever. But her voice really shines in here. Her "soneo", which means vocal improvising (not scat - it involves improvising lyrics based
on a refrain) is absolutely enthralling. At the time of this CD she was not yet too well-known - nowadays she is, in the words of Celia Cruz (a pillar of
Latin music), the undisputed Princess of Salsa. Her more recent albums have included ballads that lean more to latin-pop, but fortunately not sappy or
sugary at all. Her intense delivery is always a delight for the ears and the soul. The only thing that made me not give this a full score is the fact that
we get the song "Solitude" in 3 versions. I think that's a bit much of the same. But nonetheless, this is a fine introduction to one of the most fiery,
and passionate vocalists you are likely to find. La India is definitely a rare talent, and she is from Puerto Rico, so it makes me proud.
After seeing La India this past June, I had to add to my collection!! This one was essential. I had heard some of these songs at her concert, and loved them,
even more than some of her new ones! This cd is pura musica, a lot of dancing, more salsa than ever!! I love, Primera Rumba, Yemaya y Ochun and more!! This
one is definently worthy to your collection!! It is rather hard to find also. Even though, I can't believe it is from 1996, La India looks so different than
she does now, and in her other cds! wow! oops just realized, is that not her body attached to her face on the cover of the cd check it out! Ya llego!!
India "Sola" es una de las mejores producciones en la discografia de
la salsera INDIA. Este trabajo fue producido por India, Isidro Infante y Ralph
Mercado para RMM. Los mejores temas del disco lo son "Que te pedi",
"Hielo", "Si vuelves tu", "Lo siento mi amor" y
"Sola" (en sus dos versiones salsa y balada). India es La Princesa De
La Salsa y una de las mejores.
Dicen Que Soy - India
The "Princess of Salsa" returns with her
best work to date. All songs on the album were wonderful, but I was very happy
to hear her cover two classics La Lupe, the legendary Cuban chanteuse that
captivated Latin music in the 1950's and 1960s. Thos two songs, "Que Te Pedi,"
and "Si Vuelves Tu," are excellent covers and India does justice in honoring
Lupe's vocal style. The title track "Sola," has already become a popular club
track in New York and Miami, and the salsa and ballad versions are wonderful to
hear. Truly India is a diva! With the recent rise of Latin music in the United
States, India (who has done songs in English, especially a song for the "Last
Days of Disco" soundtrack) will become a star in her own manner. Buy this awesome album!
It doesn't have as much soul as the other two albums but at least it doesn't
have too many drum machine parts either. Her voice is still great and it
doesn't go for the high notes as much. The disc contains nine songs: 6 salsa
songs, 2 remakes of popular songs by Cuban singer La Lupe(which are the two
best songs on the disc), and a ballad version of the title track. The salsa
songs (arrangements) sound weak and watered down, even the background vocals
get annoying; Johnny Rivera, Huey Dunbar, and George Lamond were three of the
backgound vocalists in the other albums and that formula shouldn't of changed.
But she is still the best female salsa singer to date.
I discovered India about a year ago while watching her on television, and immediately was in awe! Her sound his addicting and her voice is full of emotion! There are few female Salsa artists in the music industry, but because of The Queen of Salsa, Celia Cruz, she has opened the door for current and future female salsa artists. Indias' CD seems to strike a cord with many women who are getting over a relationship. Her "No me conviene" is really helping me get over a relationship
Latin Songbird: Mi Alma Y Corazon
India Altough this may not
be a typical salsa album, it is definatley one of my favorite India releases since "Sola". Her voice sounds
incredibly strong as it seems to get better with age and experience. Standout tracks are "Que Me Importa" and
"El Hombre Perfecto". The orchestration is tight and the production is good. Hopefully for her next album she will
do a straight up salsa record. There will never be another Celia Cruz, but La India stands a good chance of keeping the
fire burning. This album is la India's best thus far in her music career. It has soul, charisma, Latin flavour,
passion and most of all "sabor tropical". La India has showcased her multidimensional talent as an artist and singer
and has also crossed over into other genres. I did not know what to expect from this album but I anticipated an
extraordinary production since I started hearing wonderful comments about "Latin Songbird". I can proudly add to the
already great feedback that this album is a potential Grammy award winner for the best salsa and tropical album of the
year. I listened to the album through and through in admiration and with pride for a well done production. The
genre here is clearly salsa but there are other rhythms such as bolero, balada, merengue and some soul/r&b (# 8 Seduceme).
La India's voice in this album is really outstanding and each song is sung with soul & power typical of La India. If you are
considering owning this album, you won't regret this purchase. If you have forgotten la India's music remember some great
songs like: Vivir lo nuestro, Ese hombre and Nunca voy a olvidarte. This is a tremendous album by a tremendous singer.
Sheet Music Guitar
Ustad Sultan Khan