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Willie Colón during his performance at the Coca Cola Music Hall. Photo: Twitter WillieColon
Willie Colón during his recent performance at the Coca Cola Music Hall. Photo: Twitter- WillieColon

Willie Colón celebrates 52 years of 'Asalto Navideño'

The artist performed a special concert in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

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Over the weekend, Willie Colón performed a special anniversary conert at the Coca-Cola Music Hall in honor of his classic album Asalto Navideño. Asalto Navideño 52 Aniversario was the headline of the show, which saw the legend perform several of his greatest hits, such as "El Gran Barón," and many more. 

The Puerto Rican musician arrived on stage sporting a white jacket and dark glasses while singing "Aires de Navidad," one of the most remembered songs from Asalto Navideño, released in 1970, according to EFE

Prior to the special concert, the salsa singer announced in a press release that the setlist was "prepared for people to enjoy and sing along" with him the whole time.

During the presentation at the Coca-Cola Music Hall, Colón offered a heartfelt tribute to Hector Lavoe, singing several of the artist's most iconic songs such as "Te conozco," "El Cantante" and "Cheche Colé."

Colón culminated his show in Puerto Rico with the song "Sin poderte hablar," which was released in 1979 and currently has more than 40 million views on YouTube. 

His performance had been postponed since December because he was in recovery from COVID-19 during the last weeks of 2022.

Unhappy fans 

Although Colón's performance at the Coca-Cola Music Hall was a success, many fans complained because the artist did not perform many of his other greatest hits such as "La murga," according to a report by EFE. 

With comments such as "Retire with dignity," or "the presentation lacked a lot," several fans let the 72-year-old artist know their grievances with the show through Twitter. 

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