3 Reasons Marc Anthony Will Save Salsa

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1. La Voz: He’s is the only singer to ever come close to be worthy of wearing Hector Lavoe’s salsa crown. Anthony’s voice makes you want to dance, it inspires you, it moves you, it takes you to another planet.   

2. He’s a superstar…in both markets: Anthony’s talent knows no language barriers. The Spanish Harlem seamlessly jumps between the Spanish language market and English pop industry.

3. He’d be a killer mentor: Unfortunately, since Anthony’s last album there hasn’t been a new dominant salsa star. Not only will Anthony provide a lift for his genre, but he should also develop new artists. Take a look at Don Omar. The reggaetonero is nurturing a stable of young, promising talent (Natty Natasha) to lead the urban market to the future. When Anthony stamps his seal of approval on a fresh-faced salsero or salsera, get ready world.

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Jesus Trivino,

Born and raised in Brooklyn, NY, Jesús Triviño Alarcón began his professional journalism career at Vibe. At 25, he became editor-in-chief of Fuego, the first national English language Latino men’s magazine, and served as senior editor for Scratch, a magazine dedicated to hip-hop producers and DJs. Since then he has guided the editorial direction for MyNuvoTV.com, the online component of the Latino lifestyle cable network, and BET.com's music shows and specials including 106 & Park. Additionally, he has written and reported for the NY Daily News, SLAM, The Source, XXL, Inked, SOHH.com, People.com, Essence.com, and many more. In his 13-year career he’s interviewed countless celebrities including Carmelo Anthony, Demi Lovato, Marc Anthony, Rosario Dawson, Willie Colón, Jay-Z, Nas, Jessica Alba, John Leguizamo, 50 Cent, Kanye West, among others. Today, as Latina’s Entertainment Editor he’s constantly thinking WWJD—What Would Juanes Do?

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