Tito Puente: The King of Latin Music

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Tito Puente: The King of Latin Music

If Celia Cruz was the queen of salsa, then Tito Puente was her king. A true icon in Latin music, Puente was responsible in large part for helping to spread the popularity of salsa as it developed in the 1960s and 70s. Born in 1923 in Harlem, New York, Tito fell in love with music at a young age. He was a natural born percussionist, banging on pots and pans in his parents’ kitchen until the neighbors just couldn’t stand it anymore. Tito received his break into the New York...

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