Eddie Torres Jr. (L) & Eddie Torres (R)
Photo: Courtesy of the Torres family
Histories: Salsa Music In NYC: Mambo King Eddie Torres & Son Eddie Torres Jr. Discuss The Roots & Joy Of Salsa Dancing
"Tito [Puente] would always say, 'In order for music to survive and stay alive, it needs a dance,'" Mambo King Eddie Torres explains in the newest episode of Histories: Salsa Music In NYC, a new, limited-run video series celebrating the history and impact of salsa music
The 71-year-old legend and his wife, Maria Torres, have danced with the aforementioned salsa king for 21 years and have been leading purveyors and teachers of the lively Latin dance for decades.
Alongside his son, Eddie Torres Jr., the Latin choreographer for the 2021 film In the Heights, the father-son Torres duo discusses the history and evolution of salsa and mambo, their fascinating careers, and the importance of preserving Latin art for future generations.
Watch the latest episode of Histories: Salsa Music In NYC in full above to learn more about the dance that continues to keep the love of salsa music alive and well in New York and around the world.