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NJPAC presents Willy Chirino with special guest Leoni Torres for Epic Salsa Concert

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originally published: 09/29/2022

NJPAC presents Willy Chirino with special guest Leoni Torres for Epic Salsa Concert

(NEWARK, NJ) --  New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) presents Grammy Winner and Salsa/Merengue sensations Willy Chirino with special guest Leoni Torres for an epic salsa concert in Newark, New Jersey on Friday, December 12, 2022 at 8:00pm. Willy and Leoni recently collaborated on the heartfelt song "Para Mi Viejo," They'll join forces to perform the powerful live on the NJPAC stage.

Willy Chirino brings his unique Miami Sound to NJPAC that he’s shared with the world for more than forty years with over thirty albums and dozens of unforgettable songs, including fan favorite "Nuestro Día (Ya Viene Llegando)." 

Chirino recorded his first album in 1974. Since then, he has recorded over 20 albums, several of which have attained platinum and gold status. In 2006, his album "Son del Alma" won a Grammy for Best Salsa/Merengue Album. He celebrated his 35th anniversary in music with his latest released album, "Willy Chirino Live-35th Anniversary" ("Willy Chirino En Vivo-35 Aniversario"), a CD/DVD combo of the concert. This album brought him his first Grammy nomination for Best Salsa Album in 2007. 

Cuban singer, Composer and Producer Leoni Torres celebrates a three-decade-long career. Leoni has five albums to his credit and is an iconic figure in the Cuban music industry. Last year, Leoni Torres was nominated for his first Latin GRAMMY® for the album Alma Cubana, and he released his newest album Canten this spring.

Tickets to see Willy Chirino and Leoni Torres are available for purchase  or by calling 888.GO.NJPAC (888.466.5722) or by visiting the NJPAC Box Office. 



 
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New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC), located at One Center Street in downtown Newark, N.J., is America’s most diverse performing arts center, and the artistic, cultural, educational and civic center of New Jersey – where great performances and events enhance and transform lives every day. NJPAC brings diverse communities together, providing access to all and showcasing the state’s and the world’s best artists while acting as a leading catalyst in the revitalization of its home city. Through its extensive Arts Education programs, which have reached almost 2 million children, NJPAC is shaping the next generation of artists and arts enthusiasts. NJPAC has attracted more than 10 million visitors since opening its doors in 1997, and nurtures meaningful and lasting relationships with each of its constituents.



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