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Tito Puente Retrospective to Take Place on April 20-22

Festival at CUNY's Hostos Center for the Arts & Culture includes concerts, discussions, films and workshops

Tito Puente (photo courtesy Hostos Center for the Arts and Culture)
Tito Puente (photo courtesy Hostos Center for the Arts and Culture)

City University of New York’s Hostos Center for the Arts and Culture, located at 450 Grand Concourse (at 149th Street) in the Bronx, N.Y., will be host Tito Puente: A Fifty-Year Retrospective of “El Rey” on April 20-22.

The three-day festival, under the direction of former Puente musical director José Madera, Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra bassist and bandleader Carlos Henríquez and historian and archivist Joe Conzo Sr., examines Puente’s fifty-year career (1950-2000) through discussions, films, workshops and concerts, including music that has not been performed in over 50 years.

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