CANCELLED

Willie Colon

Friday 16 July 2010 8pm
Hackney Empire
291 Mare Street
London
E8 1EJ
020 8510 4500
hackneyempire.co.uk

UNFORTUNATELY DUE TO CIRCUMSTANCES BEYOND OUR CONTROL WE HAVE TO CANCEL TONIGHT’S SHOW AS WILLIE COLÓN HAS DECIDED TO DECLINE TO TRAVEL TO THE UK. 

WE ARE DISAPPOINTED AS HIS AUDIENCE WILL BE, BY THIS LATE CANCELLATION. FULL REFUNDS FOR TICKETS CAN BE OBTAINED AT POINT OF PURCHASE.

WE APOLOGISE FOR THE INCONVENIENCE CAUSED.

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Rare London show from the Nuyorican, trombonist, singer, composer and all round salsa legend Willie Colon.

Known in his youth as El Malo – the bad boy – Willie Colon, Bronx-born with Puerto Rican grandparents, has sold more than any other single Latin artist (over 30 million sales worldwide) during a career spanning more than 40 years. 

A trombonist, singer, composer and one of the original Fania All-Stars, his collaboration with Ruben Blades, Siembra, is the biggest-selling Salsa album of all time. Later on, his collaboration with Hector LaVoe was the milestone that spread this joyous fusion of tropical/urban music throughout Latin America. His forthcoming albums are Pregunta Por Ahi (Pcm Digital) and Metiendo Mano with Ruben Blades (out this month on Fania).

‘This is carnival music for every day of the year.’ Allaboutjazz.com

Produced by the Barbican in association with Como No! 

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