What is happening in New York?
Johnny Cruz brings us all the latest news about salsa in New York City. Here are some of the most important developments in Latin music in one of the most important corners of the United States.
Julio Castro Y su Orquesta La Masacre returns with a new project
Julio Castro Y Su Orquesta La Masacre was absent from the music scene for about two decades, but the thought of getting back was always present. Now in 2021, the Puerto Rican and his entire team are back with a new and special project that will undoubtedly fascinate all their fans, who have been longing to see them again. The details are not yet clear, but we will let our readers know once we have more information.
This is not the first time that we have mentioned Maestro Castro in International Salsa Magazine and we sincerely hope that this will not be the last.
Willie Rosario supports the Salsa Museum
Following several conversations with the musician, composer and bandleader of Puerto Rican origin is going to donate some of his most valuable instruments to the Salsa Museum, including timbales, bells and more. The performer is 97 years old, but he is more active than ever on quite a few projects, which is really worthy of admiration. This is how the artist becomes one of the many famous names that remains immortalized in the famous artistic institution.
Johnny Cruz will create a new Salsa Museum in Puerto Rico
The famous producer and timbalero had a long trip to Puerto Rico to carry out certain activities related to music, which led him to grasp the idea of creating a new headquarters for the salsa museum in the island of enchantment. In view of the success of this tour, the musician saw an enormous potential in this place to build and inaugurate a headquarters of the musical institution that will show Puerto Ricans the beauty of being Latinos.
In addition to this, Cruz did not return to New York empty-handed. In the Town of San German, where the museum will be located, the producer got the keys to the city from Mayor Virgilio Olivera. The event took place in a building with great historical value to the town and was a great honor for those present. Undoubtedly, it was a great moment for those who have closely followed the presenter’s career and his efforts to give visibility to Latin music in the United States and the world.
Reopening of clubs in New York
2021 has been the year after the beginning of the pandemic, so that was not an easy time for anyone, least of all for those who live from the music scene. However, great efforts have been made towards reopening the bars and discos that had to remain closed due to the public health crisis through which the world was passing. That is why the resumption of activities has been incrementally announced. Some of the clubs that have been active for some time are the following:
- González y González
- Lehman Center for the performing arts