NEW DATE: Caliente: New Latin Celebration Comes to City Hall Plaza on Sunday, October 12th
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For Immediate Release
August 15, 2008
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For More Information Contact:
John Connolly
john.connolly@cityofboston.gov

Inaugural Event Features Salsa Legend Tito Rojas

Mayor Thomas M. Menino has announced the inaugural production of Caliente, celebrating Latin culture through music and dance. This free outdoor event will take place on City Hall Plaza on Sunday, October 12, from 2 – 6pm, and will be headlined by salsa legend Tito Rojas. "Throughout our city there are Latin events happening every week and this is a great way to celebrate Latin culture that enriches our communities," said Mayor Menino.

One of the most popular acts currently on the Latin music circuit, Tito Rojas was born in Puerto Rico and broke into the Latin Billboards hit list with his 1995 album Por Propio Derecho (On my own right) winning him "Best Salsa Artist of the Year." The hits continued into the 1990s with Pal' Pueblo (1997) and Alegrias y Penas (1999) (Happiness and Sadness.) A popular Las Vegas performer, Tito Rojas released a live record from Las Vegas entitled Tito Rojas Live: Autenticamente En Vivo.

Ensuring that there is something for everyone, the rest of the program includes a rich variety of Latin arts: From Brazil comes the musical dance troupe, AfroBrazil; reggaeton, Ballistic and Ery & Bullet; Latin American youth dance troupe, Ritmo en Acción; Colombian music and dance troupe,Achuira & Bajucol and Dominican Merengue orchestra, Alto Honor.

Caliente is produced by the Mayor's Office of Arts, Tourism & Special Events in collaboration with Inquilinos Boricuas en Accion, and sponsored by John Hancock, El Planeta, El Mundo, Rumba, Telemundo and Metro Boston. The Mayor's Office of Arts, Tourism & Special Events is responsible for advancing the arts, tourism and culture in the city of Boston by providing advocacy, support, promotional and technical assistance, and by producing special events and public celebrations that reflect the city's rich diversity.

For further information call 617-635-3911 or visit www.cityofboston.gov/arts

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