Gilberto Santa Rosa returns to New York with his salsa music
The Puerto Rican singer will perform on Sept. 7 in the city after a decade.
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The upcoming performance by Puerto Rican salsa legend Gilberto Santa Rosa is part of an initiative by Mayor Eric Adams to celebrate unity, freedom and respect as New York emerges from the COVID-19 pandemic.
The concert by 'El Caballero de la Salsa' will be free, and he was the only Latin tropical music artist chosen to participate in Rise Up New York, an initiative that features 10 concerts of varying genres in all five boroughs of New York, concluding Sept. 19 in Times Square.
In announcing the creation of Rise Up New York, Adams noted that these music events are intended to encourage New Yorkers to explore the entire city and reconnect with each other as it leaves the pandemic behind.
Creator of "Conciencia," "Qué manera de quererte," "Un amor para la historia," and "Vivir sin ella," among many other hits that have earned him six Grammy Awards, will hold his concert in the parking lot of Orchard Beach in the Latino-majority Bronx, which is recognized as "Salsa Country."
Attendees have been advised to use public transportation to attend the event, which will be held at 7:00 p.m.