This event is part of the celebration of Segundo Ruiz Belvis Culturtal Center’s 45 years promoting Puerto Rican and Afro-Latino arts and culture in Chicago.
It’s been 100 years since the birth of one of the most captivating voices in the Latin American songbook. Born in the Trastalleres neighborhood of Santurce, Puerto Rico in February 6, 1916, Daniel Santos grew up between the island and New York, where his family was forced to move seeking better living conditions.
Daniel emerged as a star at an early age, and lived for long periods of time in Puerto Rico, New York, Cuba, México and Ecuador. Most of his professional career includes hits with Cuarteto Flores, Miguelito Valdés, Xavier Cougat (New York), and La Sonora Matancera (Cuba). An avid composer, Santos wrote more than 400 songs and became and instant icon in Puerto Rican and Latin American music history.
Luis Palermo & La Brasa All Stars bring a tribute to Daniel Santos’ most danceble repertoire in this special evening at SRBCC. Brought to you in part by Latin Street Dancing, 50% of donations collected at this event will benefit Segundo Ruiz Belvis Cultural Center’s music programs.