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Tito is back! On June 20th on board our ship the Grand Classica we will have a very special performance by none other than the very talented Tito Puente Jr. and his Latin Jazz Ensemble with special guest, Melina Almodovar! You won’t want to miss this special performance while you set sail for paradise!
This performance will make you dance and take you through a series of hits from the great late Latin King and Queen of Latin Music; Tito Puente and Celia Cruz, take a trip down memory lane of mambo music featuring their greatest hits. Tito Puente Sr. left behind a beautiful legacy and huge shoes to fill, but it’s no doubt that Tito Jr. fills those shoes beautifully and lives out that legacy, not only in his talents, but in his joy and love for music. As Tito Puente Jr. eloquently said “There was magic in the music my father made. It made people happy all over the world” and Tito Puente Jr. does just that, makes people happy with his music, and his joy for entertaining. Tito Puente Jr. puts out the same type of magic as his father once did.
Here is a little history where Tito Puente Jr. drew his musical inspiration from:
Tito Puente Sr. is famously known as “The Musical Pope” and the “King of Latin Music” and for the people who aren’t familiar with him, you really might be, because everyone knows the famous song… “Oye Como Va”! Tito Puente Sr. was an icon; he paved the way for many Latin artists today and brought beautiful sounds such as mambo, son, and cha-cha-cha to mainstream audiences. Tito Puente Sr. studied at the famous Julliard School of Music, and in 1997 he was awarded the National Medal of Arts which is the highest honor given for achievements in the arts.
Celia Cruz is known as the “Queen of Salsa” and the “Queen of Latin Music”. She was born in Havana, Cuba, but spent most of her career working in the United States and many Latin American countries. Like Tito Puente Sr., Celia was also awarded the National Medal of Arts in 1994. Celia’s big break came in 1950 when Cuba’s Sonora Matancera was in need of a new singer, soon after she became bigger than the band. Celia was an influential woman in the history of Cuban and Latin music, and he legacy lives on today.
Here at the Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line, we have two days of Latin sounds, accompanying the free special performances by Tito Puente Jr. and his Latin Jazz Ensemble with special guest Melina Almodovar, will be onboard entertainers who will provide salsa and merengue dance lessons throughout the cruise. This is the cruise you don’t want to miss out on, between free dance lessons, some amazing special performances and everything Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line has to offer, your trip to paradise will be unforgettable.