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Latin Salsa and Mambo Artist, Tito Puente, Jr. Set to Release New Hit Single, “Mi Socio”

Mambo Lovers Eager to Hit the Dance Floor with New Tunes this Summer


May 22 –Miami, FL “The Apple Does Not Fall Far from the Tree” is not always a cliché. In fact, this is true for the royal family of Mambo, the Puente family. On the cusp of his new single “Mi Socio” (My Friend), titled after it’s name sake and brought to life in 1965 by the senior Puente, Tito Puente, Jr. continues his father’s legacy by keeping the Mambo era alive. “Mi Socio“ a song arranged and performed by Puente Sr. along with his protégé Cuban Singer La Lupe, was an obscure song loved by many Salsa and Mambo lovers world-wide. Fast forward 52 years, the newly reproduced version produced and performed by Tito Jr. and Puerto Rican salsa singer, Melina Almodóvar "La Muñeca de la Salsa" will transcend all generations of mambo and salsa lovers. “Mi Socio” is set to hit the airwaves, on Saturday, June 2, 2017. The release date coincides with Puente, Jr.’s 46th birthday.

Tito Jr. found the ideal artist to partner up with on this project. Almodóvar has been a guest in several of Puente Jr.’s performances.


“I was looking through my father’s music vault and the original arrangement fell on my lap.” said Puente, Jr. “At that moment, I saw it as a sign from my father to do this tune.” “People who don’t know much about Latin music know my father, and people always, always smile when they say my fathers name.” he confides. “That is a very special gift I have been given.”

About Tito Puente, Jr.
A Native New Yorker and South Florida resident Tito Puente, Jr. is the youngest of the Puente children, and has become an audience favorite in Casinos, Performing Arts Centers, Symphony Halls and Jazz Festivals worldwide, performing more than 2000 shows over the past 10 years. Tito Jr. reveres the magnificent, lasting impact his father had on our musical lives. Jr. is a very active part in the Latino community and often serves as guest speaker for many youth organization and classrooms alike. Tito has appeared in several TV shows such as One Life to Live and has performed as musical guest in Dancing with the Stars on ABC.

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