A mural and an exhibition in honor of Tito Puente’s centenary

Images of Bridge, known as “The King of the Timpani”, playing said instrument, and others accompanied by figures such as Mohammed AliCelia Cruz and Marc Anthony decorate part of the third floor and a private room of the island’s main entertainment venue.

The exhibition includes the covers of two of the first of Puente’s 186 albums, “Cuban Carnival” and “Dance Mania”, on the cover of which a woman appears in place of the legendary musician, as according to the story he arrived late for the photo session Tito Puente son after looking at the photos.

Outside the room, the famous Puerto Rican artist Celso González He painted a mural dedicated to Puente, highlighting him as a young musician and legendary timbalero, one of the many musical facets for which the honoree was known.

Ernesto Antonio Puente was born to Puerto Rican parents N.Y on April 20, 1923 and died in June 2000.

“It’s a very incredible experience. My hair stands on end,” Tito Puente Jr. said. to EFE after visiting the exhibition and mural dedicated to his father, together with his sister Aubrey.

“My father’s spirit lives in Puerto Rico,” emphasized Puente Jr., who will perform tomorrow, Tuesday, in the T-Mobile District, in San Juan, during the tribute show “Tito Puente’s Latin Jazz Night.”

Source: El heraldo