Last Thursday, Afro-Colombian singer and rapper Goyo revealed on the red carpet of the Juventud 2022 awards that she is working on a collaboration with none other than La India.
As reported by Billboard, the Colombian artist expressed that she and the Puerto Rican salsa singer connected via direct message on Instagram.
“She invited me to a song that she’s going to release,” Goyo explains. “It was very exciting for me because she’s, after Celia Cruz, she’s a reference for me. I see her as a woman who can sit on the salsa throne. She’s like a legend.”
Goyo, who also noted that the music video was filmed in Puerto Rico with “lots of Boricua talent,” said the song is a tropical and hip-hop fusion. “It’s about female empowerment and removing the dark clouds from our life,” she adds. “I know everyone will enjoy it.”
Although La India is known for the value she places on her privacy, she has begun to share her story and her passion for music with her followers in a documentary series that she will be releasing bit by bit on social media.
“Conociendo a La India” is the Salsa Princess’ way of connecting with her fans and telling the story of a powerful Afro-Latin voice.
In fact, in the mid-1980s, La India signed a record deal with Reprise/Warner Bros. Records, which planned to market her as the Latin version of Madonna. After three hit singles, the singer decided to focus on salsa to reclaim her connection with her people.
Legend Eddie Palmieri produced her first Spanish-language salsa album in 1992. Since then, the singer has given us gems such as “Vivir Lo Nuestro” in duet with Marc Anthony.
Many awards and nominations later, La India released her latest album in 2014, titled “Intensamente Con Canciones de Juan Gabriel,” whose song “Ahora Que Te Vas” made her the Latin woman with the most number ones on Billboard’s tropical chart in history.
Now, her collaboration with Goyo is a gift to her most loyal fans, as well as a powerful message.
“The reason why we decided to get together and do this collaboration is that we want to carry a message. Women are empowered, and we are doing a lot of things. Right now, we are losing a lot of lives to domestic violence. That’s why she and I spoke,” said La India in an interview with El Vocero.