Henry Santos previews Dominican Day Parade

Henry Santos previews Dominican Day Parade

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Singer and songwriter Henry Santos appeared on Good Day NY, Aug. 8, 2014. (MyFoxNY) Singer and songwriter Henry Santos appeared on Good Day NY, Aug. 8, 2014. (MyFoxNY)
NEW YORK (MYFOXNY) -

Latin singer and songwriter Henry Santos of Aventura fame says he's honored to be the 'GodFather' of this year's National Dominican Day Parade.

"I think they recognized all the work I have done over the past year... this last album was a major hit," said Santos.

While he won't be performing like he did during last year's parade, the 'Padrino' says he's ready to have a lot of fun.

"It's a day that we can celebrate our Dominican heritage."

A native of the Dominican Republic, Santos came to the United States at the age of 13 and the transition was a smooth one.

"I felt like I’ve lived here all my life," said Santos.

You can catch up with him along the parade route on Sunday, August 10 beginning at 11 a.m. at 6th Ave. and 37th Street in Manhattan.

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