TITO PUENTE, JR. & HIS SALSA ORCHESTRA
If his father, Tito Puente, was the Rey del Timbale (King of Timbale), then surely we have the prince in our midst. Rather than shy away from his father’s profound impact on Latin music, his son embraces the legacy and works to keep it alive. The heartfelt mission is fueled by passion. “There was magic in the music my father made. It made people happy all over the world.” His reverent and energetic 2004 album In My Father’s Shoes, is a loving tribute to the songs his father played around the world. Even as he keeps the flame burning for his father’s music, Tito Jr. is coming into his own with originality. With a nod to the past and an embrace of the new, he’s making his own waves on the Latin/Tropical scene with his newest record, Got Mambo? Get ready for an evening of vibrant, exciting music and let’s dance!
Rain date: Sunday, 10/1/23 at 5pm.
No tickets needed. Bring your own chair.
Sponsored by Councilmember Vickie Paladino and presented by Queensborough Performing Arts Center.