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Tito Puente Retrospective
50 years of 'El Rey'

The Hostos Center for the Arts & Culture is proud to present Tito Puente: A 50-Year Retrospective of ‘El Rey.’ This first ever three-day celebration of his extraordinary career will feature concerts, panel discussions, a film, workshop and more.

This historical retrospective of the life and legacy of one of the most important figures in Latin music is under the artistic direction of former Puente musical director José Madera, Jazz at Lincoln Center bassist / bandleader Carlos Henríquez, and Puente historian and archivist Joe Conzo, Sr.


Film: Tito Puente – the King of Latin Music


Listening Room with Joe Conzo, Sr.
Opening Concert: Puente for a New Generation


Family Concert: Who is the King of Latin Music?
Workshop: Latin Percussion
Panel Discussion: Don’t Call It Salsa
Listening Room with Joe Conzo, Sr.
Closing Concert: Rediscovering Lost Treasures of the Palladium Era
After Concert Party: Dance Mania

Download Tito Puente Retrospective Brochure