Saturday, April 20, 2013

Tito Puente's 90th Birth Anniversary

Best known for his "Oye Como Va" number which was greatly popularized by Santana, Tito Puente was known as, "The Musical Pope." He had no equal in his particular style of Latin Jazz and was bestowed with many superlatives, such as "The King of Latin Music" and "The King of the Timbales" among others. Watching the video of his live performance, you can hear and feel his charisma and the infectious quality of his musical talent. He was a great musical ambassador, combining different styles of music and bringing it to a wider audience. Viva El Rey del Mambo!

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