An Evening with Gilberto Santa Rosa
Known around the world as “El Caballero de la Salsa” (The Gentleman of Salsa), this legendary, GRAMMY-winning vocalist and bandleader was crowned “Tropical Music Artist of the Decade” by Billboard.
Since launching his career in his native Puerto Rico more than three decades ago, Santa Rosa’s inimitable style has made him one of the most prominent figures on today’s world music scene. He was the first salsa singer to perform a concert at Carnegie Hall, and has since released 12 consecutive No. 1 albums – more than any other artist in tropical music history.
Santa Rosa is revered by Latin music fans around the globe for a long list of chart-topping hits like “Conciencia,” “Que Alguien Me Diga,” “Conteo Regresivo,” and “Vívír Sin Ella.” The New York Times calls his live performances “spectacular,” and credits Santa Rosa with pioneering a smooth fusion of “pop salsa, the soft, romantic salsa (and) the harder salsa of the dance clubs.”
Part of the Horizon Foundation Music & Comedy Series
Part of the World Music Series sponsored by American Express