Antonia “Toñi” and Encarnación “Encarna” Salazar are two sisters better known as Azúcar Moreno. They came from a prolific family of musicians. For instance, Toñi’s and Encarna’s brothers were members of Los Chunguitos a group of gypsy musicians; their grandfather was a musician and their father a singer.
The girls from Azúcar Moreno started their career as backing singers. In 1984, they started their career as a duo. Azúcar Moreno combines traditional Roma and flamenco sounds from their heritage with other genres such as disco, pop, techno, R&B and funk. Later in their career they added Latin American and Caribbean sounds such as mambo, bolero, reggaeton, salsa and dancehall to their repertoire.
Azúcar Moreno represented Spain in 1990. They finished in 5th place. After their Eurovision participation the duo got international recognition in Europe and beyond, in particular in Latin America and the United States. The duo continued releasing singles and albums with commercial success in the Spanish-speaking music market.
Unfortunately, in 2007 Toñi announced that Azúcar Moreno was taking a hiatus after her sister was diagnosed with breast cancer. After treatment Encarna fully recovered and Azúcar Moreno returned to the music scene. 17 studio albums have been released. In 2020, they released their latest studio album El Secreto. They also released “Love Is Love”, a charity single to support charities fighting the Covid-19 epidemic.