After successfully performing for a full house earlier this summer, Cita will once again channel her father’s music and essence, recalling a special and sometimes tumultuous bond between father and daughter, Friday and Saturday, September 4th-5th, 2015, 8PM.
(New York, NY- Tuesday, August 18, 2015) – Performer Cita Rodriguez is set to grace a different stage for two more one- woman theater performances about her experience as the daughter of salsa legend, Pete “El Conde” Rodriguez, and the personal impact of their dense relationship. Through a captivating combination of monologue and live music, Cita will again bare her soul and share what she misses most about her father.
Written by award-winning writer Felix Rojas, as told by Cita, the show is accompanied by a brilliant 8-piece orchestra, highlighting songs from her father’s catalogue throughout. A story of fierce love and loyalty between father and daughter, this is a must-see for music lovers, salsa enthusiasts, and theatergoers intrigued by an honest testimony of family and perseverance.
“The first show was incredible, but we are just getting started!” says Cita. “We’ve tweaked and added a lot to the show, so here’s to hoping that fans and salsa lovers will join us again to relive the special and not-so-good moments I shared with my father!”
Pete “El Conde” Rodriguez rose to international fame in the 1970’s, first with bandleader Johnny Pacheco and later solo. A Fania All Stars artist alongside other salsa greats like Celia Cruz, Héctor Lavoe, and Cheo Feliciano, “El Conde” is most known for his hits, “La esencia del guanguancó”, “Sonero”, and “Catalina la o”.
Tickets are $40 in advance. To purchase, download high-definition photos, and learn more, visit www.elcondeylacondesa.com
About Cita Rodriguez
Cita Rodriguez is an award winning salsa singer and daughter of late Fania All Star, Pete “El Conde” Rodriguez. Raised in New York City and Puerto Rico, Cita started her singing career at the age of 16, singing background in her father’s band. Once a student at El Conservatorio de Música de Puerto Rico, and later a part of the Salsa group, Los Hjios de la Salsa, Cita formed her current band in 2000 after her father’s passing. Cita has collaborated and traveled with many artists include, including The Mambo Legends Orchestra. Their Watch Out! iTen Cuidao! album was nominated for a Latin Grammy for “Best Salsa Album” in 2012. She juggles music with a 18-year-long (and counting!) career as an elementary school teacher for the New York City Department of Education.
Cita Rodríguez. El Conde y la Condesa
Friday and Saturday, September 4 and 5
The Poet’s Den Gallery and Theater
309 E 108th St. Suite 1R, New York City 10029, USA