Gilberto “Pulpo” Colon, Jr. at the Longwood Gallery

The Women’s Housing and Economic Development Corporation’s (WHEDco) Bronx Music Heritage Center and the Hostos Center for Arts and Culture present music icon Gilberto “Pulpo” Colon. The renowned pianist will perform live at the Longwood Gallery of the Hostos Center for Arts and Culture on November 19, 2011, at 7:00pm. The Center is located at 450 Grand Concourse, Bronx, New York. This event is free and open to the public.

Gilberto “Pulpo” Colon, Jr. was born on December 8, 1953 in New York City to Puerto Rican parents. Mr. Colon was exposed early on to Latin poetry and classical Latin music. The diversity of the Bronx neighborhood in which he was raised played an integral part in the development of his musical appreciation. His parents’ strong connection to their roots kept Mr. Colon leaning towards Latin music. Pulpo Colon became a pianist, arranger and musical director at the epicenter of salsa’s Golden Age, recording and performing with some of the biggest bands in the business, including the Big Three: Tito
Puente, Tito Rodriquez and Machito.

About WHEDco: The Women’s Housing and Economic Development Corporation (WHEDco) has worked for nearly twenty years to build a more beautiful, equitable and economically vibrant Bronx.  We reach 30,000 people annually through energy-efficient, healthy and affordable homes, early childhood education and youth development, family support, home-based childcare microenterprise and food business incubation.

For more information, see http://www.whedco.org/home/bmhcpresentsfreeperformance2

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