Latin music legend Johnny Colon will revisit his roots when he performs a double set of classic hits with his orchestra at Le Poisson Rouge in New York City on Wednesday, April 25.
Colon will indulge us with an evening of Latin boogaloo, salsa, and Latin soul titled Village Gate Nights Presents Johnny Colon & His Orchestra. Le Poisson Rouge was home to the Village Gate, where Johnny started performing the club’s longest running sets alongside his orchestra.
The performance will feature DJ Turmix, Latin boogaloo specialist, spinning vinyl sets, as well as an opening set by Spanglish Fly, a Latin soul/boogaloo band. When we promised an evening of Latin boogaloo, we weren’t kidding!
Proceeds will go to the East Harlem Music School, started by Johnny Colon back in 1972. It is the only school in the whole United States totally devoted to teaching salsa. The show at Le Poisson Rouge will also be a teaser for an upcoming performance by Johnny Colon and DJ Turmix at Lincoln Center’s Midsummer Night Swing, taking place July 2012.
By Ikam Acosta