Tito Nieves is sometimes called 'The Pavarotti of Salsa', not only because of his similar belly size but also because of his strong tenor voice. Although his latest hits were mostly reggaeton influenced, Tito is still a big name in salsa after three decades of making music. "Si Yo Fuera El" is not his best song, but it gives you a good idea of his vocal qualities and versatility: salsa and reggaeton are not very different when Tito sings them. In fact the difference is so minute I'm only putting up the salsa version (removed), which is getting a lot of airplay on Latin radio stations throughout the US. This is a song with a message, he sings about a girl which suffers from domestic violence (and about how she would find real love in his arms, of course).
Tito Nieves treedt zondag (12 maart) op in de Tivoli in Utrecht. Tickets zijn nog steeds verkrijgbaar aan 30 euro.
Tito Nieves - Si Yo Fuera El (Salsa Version)