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New York Salsa Festival: Willie Colon, Jerry Rivera, La Sonora Poncena & Grupo Niche
Jun 11 2016
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Willie Colon is a multi-talented man who has the voice quality of a singer, the potential to write songs as a writer, the power and mind of a producer, and the style of an actor.
Other than all this, the man is also involved in the New York Citys municipal politics. However, he is mainly a trombonist, for which he has gained worldwide popularity. He is one of the pioneers of salsa.
Born on the 28th of April, 1950, in New York, his full name is as William Anthony Col?n, and is Puerto Rican. During his early childhood days, Willie Colon started playing the trumpet. Later, due to his greatest inspirations, Mon Rivera and Barry Rogers, Willie switched to trombone.
Most of his summers were spent at his maternal grandmothers farm, which was located in Puerto Ricos region, known as Manat?. That is where Willie received the knowledge of obedience and persistence to succeed on his own, along with gaining love and devotion for Puerto Rico which later helped him in shaping his political views and he turned out to be a strong supporter of Puerto Rican independence and Latin American political unity.
Other than being a master of the trombone, Willie Colon has also skilled as an arranger, composer, and singer, along with being a great director and a producer. His music is a combination of jazz, rock and salsa, whereas, his varied efforts include the traditional music rhythms of Puerto Rico, Cuba, Brazil and Africa.
Thus, Willie Colons music, which is drawn from different cultures and several lifestyles, is basically a discovery of the challenging associations that Puerto Ricans have with their native land and with the United States in general.
Over the years, Colon has collaborated with many salsa musicians and singing artists, including Celia Cruz and Soledad Bravo, Ismael Miranda and Ruben Blades.
Other than dedicating himself to the world of music and art as a multi-talented artist, Willie Colon has also served as the chair of the Association of Hispanic Arts, along with actively working on environmental issues, immigration problems and human rights.
Willie Colons first and foremost album was released when he was only seventeen-years-old. It became a huge success and sold over 300,000 copies.
Since then, Colon has released many albums, and among his most famous ones is Asalto Navide?o, which was a Christmas album, released in 1971. However, his best selling record, Siembra, so far has been the one in which he had collaborated with Ruben Blades.
This trombone master has achieved many awards, including the 2004s Lifetime Achievement Grammy Award from the Latin Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. He has also received Yale Universitys Chubb Fellowship.