Voces "Tito Puente: The King of Latin Music"

Voces "Tito Puente: The King of Latin Music"

Fri, 09/17/2010 - 9:00pm

Pictured: Tito Puente

Credit: APT

A star-studded ensemble celebrates the life and music of Tito Puente.
Bill Cosby, Marc Anthony, Geraldo Rivera, Jimmy Smits, Paquito D’Rivera and other family, friends and colleagues pay homage to the late mambo and Latin jazz legend Tito Puente. Archival footage, interviews and excerpts from one of Puente’s last concerts piece together the life of the popular bandleader, percussionist and composer.

Voces “Tito Puente: The King of Latin Music" encores Friday, September 17 at 9 p.m. on PBS World (cable 524/DT21.2).

The only Latino anthology series on television returns with an eclectic line-up of documentaries celebrating the accomplishments of Latinos and Latinas across the Americas. VOCES captures the diversity of voices within the Latino community with an aim of stirring the interest and imagination of all viewers, regardless of their background. This season, eight films cover a wide range of subjects, including biographies of sports and music legends and community activists.

WXXI celebrates Hispanic Heritage 2010 with a strong slate of new and encore programming that features Hispanic Americans who have enriched our nation. We invite you to join us by tuning in.