The salsa icon performs at The Conga Room after two-year absence from L.A.
October 10, 2013
Los Angeles, CA — Legendary Puerto Rican crooner and passionate political activist Willie Colon brings his joyous tropical rhythms to the emblematic Downtown L.A. venue The Conga Room for an unforgettable night of music and dance on Thursday October 10, 2013.
The Conga Room is located at 800 West Olympic Boulevard, Los Angeles, 90015. Tickets are available at the door and online at https://tickets.congaroom.com/
After a two-year absence from Los Angeles stages, 11-time GRAMMY® nominee Colon returns to the City of Angels to spread the musical love with his intoxicating salsa sounds that have been moving generations to the dance floor for decades. The iconic singer, who is a household name among Latin families through his salsa albums and has over 40 recordings resulting in 30 million record sold, is one of the defining influences of modern Latin jazz, with lyrics both joyous and pain-filled, remembering the land long lost and the roots where tropical rhythms originated.
Colon is also a committed activist for humanities and community. A well-known political figure, his passion has won him local affection and national recognition as a leader and organizer for civil rights and the arts. Among his work and acknowledgements are his role as the Chair of the Association of Hispanic Arts, the Yale University CHUBB Fellowship award and the Environmental Protection Agency’s “Environmental Quality Award” for his activism in this area.
About The Conga Room
The world famous Conga Room is a nightclub and concert venue located at L.A. LIVE, the downtown entertainment district across the Staples Center and the Nokia Theatre, featuring authentic Latin-style tapas cuisine, a broadcast control room and 1,000-person capacity. Performances have included the Gypsy Kings, Alejandro Fernandez, Black Eyed Peas, and Prince. Founded by real estate entrepreneur Brad Gluckstein, The World Famous Conga Room is co-owned by will I am, Jimmy Smits, Jennifer Lopez, Paul Rodriguez, Amaury Nolasco, Sheila E., and NBA stars Baron Davis and Trevor Ariza.
Visit: The Conga Room at: www.congaroom.com