India is a chart-topping, Latin Grammy-winning, New York Puerto Rican Salsa singer with long illustrious career. She is a strong Caribbean woman, Boricua Boricua.
India is “La Princesa de la Salsa”
Linda Viera Caballero was born in Rio Piedras, San Juan, Puerto Rico on March 9, 1969. She was raised in the South Bronx.
Eddie Palmieri pulled her into salsa. “Llego La India via Eddie Palmieri” (The India has Arrived via Eddie Palmieri) is a classic salsa album from 1992. It reached #5 on the Billboard US Tropical Albums chart.
Later she worked with Marc Anthony and Celia Cruz. It was Celia, “La Reina de la Salsa” (The Queen of Salsa) who named La India “La Princesa de la Salsa” (The Salsa Princess). That’s a real coronation because in Latin music there is nobody bigger than Celia and there never will be.
Like everyone, La India has had ups and downs in her life, but she keeps standing back up with more amazing music. Standing strong is the sign of a real princess.
India in New York City
La India plays New York City a lot.
Tony Succar with special guest La India play Latin Grammy winning Salsa at The Ritz Theatre in Elizabeth, New Jersey on Saturday. 🇵🇪🇵🇷
India brings her Inmensa Tour to Lehman Center in Jerome Park, The Bronx on Sat, Oct 23 at 8pm. From $45. 🇵🇷
La India sings Puerto Rican salsa at Sabor Latino in Elmhurst, Queens on Sat, Oct 16 at 9pm. From $50 🇵🇷
La India plays SummerStage at the Ford Amphitheater in Coney Island, Brooklyn on Sunday, July 18, 2021 at 7pm. FREE
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Friday, November 8, 2019 ~ La India plays La Fiesta Night Club in Passaic, New Jersey at 11pm. From $38
Sunday, August 25, 2019 ~ La India is joined by hot Cuban timba singer Cimafunk and DJ Sonni for a SummerStage night of Puerto Rican and Cuban salsa at Rumsey Playfield in Central Park from 7-10pm. FREE
June 18, 2019 ~ The singer won the Guinness record for most #1 singles on Billboard’s Tropical Song Airplay chart for a female artist. She has ten. She also won the record for most #1 albums on Billboard’s Tropical Album chart. She has six.
Saturday, August 3 & 10, 2019 ~ Luis Bravo’s Forever Tango Broadway Argentine tango show presents India at the Teatro Yagüez de Mayagüez in Mayagüez, Puerto Rico at 8:30pm. From $47.60.
This show was cancelled, but salsa and tango are an interesting mix. Both have the Cuban habanera as a root. Both are African diaspora drum, song and dance traditions. Being island Puerto Rican, La India must have some bomba influence in her sound. In tango, the couple opens to each other and it can be profound. In bomba, everyone present opens to each other without touching, and it can be very profound, like a hundred flowers blooming.
Saturday, June 8, 2019 ~ La India joins the New York Salsa Festival at Barclays Center in Prospect Heights, Brooklyn
She plays a free SummerStage concert at St. Mary’s Park in The South Bronx on Friday, July 28, 2017 from 6-9pm.
La India plays La Salsa Vive 2017 concert at Madison Square Garden in Chelsea, Manhattan on Friday, November 10, 2017 at 8 pm. $55 – $295