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Tito Puente playing at the “Oye Willie” Block Party. Elba Cabrera Papers. Center for Puerto Rican Studies Library & Archives, Hunter College, CUNY
Elba Cabrera Papers. Tito Puente playing at the “Oye Willie” Block Party. Center for Puerto Rican Studies Library & Archives, Hunter College, CUNY

CENTRO and Hostos Community College Present: El Rey del Timbal: Tito Puente Centennial Celebration – Special Guest Speaker Joe Conzo, Sr.

Wednesday, April 19, 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. EDT |  Repertory Theater
Hostos Community College 500 Grand Concourse The Bronx, NY 10451
FREE EVENT – RSVP HERE

Join CENTRO, The Center for Puerto Rican Studies at Hunter College, and Hostos Community College in celebrating the life and legacy of the great Puerto Rican musician, Tito Puente!

April 20th, 2023 would have been Tito’s 100th birthday and it will be celebrated in style! El Rey Del Timbal dives into Tito Puente’s impact on the American music scene and explores the variety of music he produced across genres. He brought Afro-Cuban and Caribbean sounds like mambo, merengue, and cha-cha, to mainstream audiences. As one of the most influential artists of his time, Puente engaged and supported his community of Spanish Harlem, he also provided a platform for women singers of the time! Join CENTRO and Hostos for a panel on Tito with those who knew him best, followed by a celebration!

YouTube Video – Tito Puente: Oye Como Va

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