During the decade of the 70’s the United States witnessed the birth of a new Latin rhythm known as Salsa. It drew a lot of influence from Jazz but it was mostly the result of Latin and Caribbean sounds brought over by Hispanic immigrants.
New York became its center stage while it expanded throughout Latin America. Names like “Fania All-Stars” or “Dimension Latina” are considered the pillars of the genre.
In Venezuela a young boy lived through this musical boom. He grew up to become a Salsa icon and took this musical explosion to a whole new level.
Throughout his career he has collected around 100 awards. He’s also received nominations for the “Billboard Music Awards.”
Porfi Baloa is our Urban Voice on “Americas Now.”