Saturday, December 26, 2020 ~ Julio César Rojas López, better known as Tito Rojas “El Gallo Salsero” (The Salsa Rooster) was found dead today in his hometown Humacao.
After spending time with family, Rojas was on his way home when he felt unwell, so he stopped at his cousin’s house where he was found dead on the ground. He was 65 years old.
El Gallo Salsero was a Puerto Rican salsa romantica singer who worked with FANIA in the 1970s, Puerto Rican Power in the 1980s and went solo in the 1990s. His biggest solo hit was “Por Propio Derecho” in 1995.
Rojas kept entertaining the people right up to the end. This is his last performance from two days ago, Christmas Eve 2020.
We love you man. The Puerto Rican soul you shared over the years keeps moving us. We’re going to smoke a cigar, pour a shot of rum for you and dance all night. Dios te bendiga.
Friday, February 21, 2020 ~ Rojas joins Daniel Calderón and Alex Sensation at La Boom in Woodside, Queens at 10pm.
Tickets from $30 at laboomny.com
Tito Rojas “El Gallo Salsero”
Rojas was born in Humacao, Puerto Rico on June 14, 1955. He started his musical career in 1975 with Pedro Conga and his International Orchestra. Rojas’ first hit was 1978’s Con Amor with Conjunto Borincuba.
Rojas joined the FANIA All-Stars.
In the 1980s Rojas had Salsa hits with the Puerto Rican Power Orchestra.
Rojas’ biggest success was his 1995 double platinum album Por Propio Derecho (On my own right). He is also remembered for “Por mujeres como tú,” “Siempre seré,”
Tito Rojas in New York City
Rojas played New York City a lot.
Tito Rojas joins Ismael Miranda at the Wellmont Theater
Saturday, December 21, 2019 ~ Rojas joins Ismael Miranda, Ray de la Paz and Willie Alvarez & his orchestra for a Danceable Salsa Concert at the Wellmont Theater in Montclair, Essex County, New Jersey at 8pm. From $41
New York Salsa Festival
Saturday, June 9, 2019 ~ Rojas plays the New York Salsa Festival at Barclays Center in Prospect Heights, Brooklyn at 8pm.
La Salsa Vive
Friday, November 10, 2017 ~ Rojas plays La Salsa Vive 2017 concert at Madison Square Garden in Chelsea, NYC at 8 pm. $55 – $295
Bergen Performing Arts Center
November 25, 2017 ~ Rojas joins the Lo Mejor de Los 90’s concert at the Bergen Performing Arts Center in Englewood, New Jersey at 8 pm.
Saturday, February 11, 2017 ~ Rojas joins Lehman Center’s Valentines concert “Love in Salsa” at 8 pm.