Bronx-born Puerto Rican Willie Colon hospitalized, cancels Lima concert

There are 8 comments on the Mar 13, 2009, www.blacktino.net story titled Bronx-born Puerto Rican Willie Colon hospitalized, cancels Lima concert. In it, www.blacktino.net reports that:

The Bronx-born Puerto Rican trombonist and bandleader will not be able to join Marc Anthony for "Salsa de pelicula" in Monumental Stadium in the Peruvian capital Thursday.

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BestWishesMom

United States

#1 Mar 14, 2009
A true talent! Best wishes for a speedy recovery.
HairyGuy

Montclair, CA

#2 Apr 1, 2009
Jorge

San Juan, Puerto Rico

#3 Apr 2, 2009
Hope no gay nurse comes near this homophobe!

Jorge from P.Rico

P.S.

Write another one of those songs with "...palo que nace dobla'o...", Willie, now that you have the time.
Oscar Montalvo

Bronx, NY

#4 Apr 9, 2009
Jorge wrote:
Hope no gay nurse comes near this homophobe!
Jorge from P.Rico
P.S.
Write another one of those songs with "...palo que nace dobla'o...", Willie, now that you have the time.
Carolina Herrera and Oscar De La Renta recognized Willie Colón with a humanitarian award in Washington DC. Because no one else dared record a song that addressed AIDS and the gay life style. Are they homophobes too? Maybe you should take some Spanish lessons.
Clarity

New Britain, CT

#6 Apr 9, 2009
Jorge-San Juan PR wrote:
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Hola Jorge,

I think you misunderstand the song.(IMHO) Excuse my Spanish pls. "No se puede correjir a la naturaleza, palo que nace doblao...". I understand that to mean that you can not change the way you were born (natulareza), acceptance.

I remember this song when I was a little girl and the controversy it created. The men didn't care for it so much. I believe it was a response to the "machismo" of our culture and how we see/treat our gay family members.

I actually had the oportunity to meet Willie and see him perform this song at an HIV/AIDS function in CT many years ago. He received a warm and passionate welcome from the crowd and so did his song.
Clarity

New Britain, CT

#8 Apr 9, 2009
Jorge-San Juan PR wrote:
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Hola (again) Jorge :)

I understand everything you are saying, no bone to pick with you.

I think the language in the song is reflective of the times, the thought process, it was addressing.

What I meant by acceptance was that, we are who we are and as soon as people understand that the better off we are as a people (humanity).

I don't presume to speak for the LGBT community because I am straight. Just wanted to share with you another point of view and experience with the song and the artist. At that confrence Willie was the keynote speaker in a room full of members of the LGBT community and advocates. So that leads me to believe some have a different undersatnding of the song.

BTW, I very much enjoy reading your and Upfront Yankee's posts. Very informative.

I do miss la Isla del Encanto, la tierra de mis Padres.
Clarity

Durham, CT

#10 Apr 9, 2009
Jorge-San Juan PR wrote:
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Great! I missed the "historic moment" entirely, thanks for reminding me that. Yes, you are right, people have a right to review their positions, we all do, and accept change.
I try never to come out as been gay or "straight", even in some of these postings, due to my "passionate", Latin feistiness, they think I'm a lesbian-named Jorge (go-figure), it amuses me being sexless and genderless, which is what I'm aiming for.
Some people, especially males, question me-(hey! Jorge, what are you? Male, female, lesbian or gay male? My response is always the same- LIVE IN FEAR!
Tu amigo,
Jorge
P.S.
Feel free to paricipate in other sites (especially on Puerto Rico topics), you know the best way to engage or start any discussion-thru questioning, the sure way to come out smart-believe me (and I'm no Einstein). Ask, Ask Ask, anything that's on your mind, you will never regret it.
You have a twisted sense of humor Jorge and I love it! Keep 'em guessing...LOL!!!

I am now going to eat some carne frita and guanimos that Mami and Papi made. Yum!!!!
whodunit

United States

#11 Aug 22, 2009
Jorge from P.Rico: "Hope no gay nurse comes near this homophobe!"

this has to be the 'gayest' comment i've ever read.
I hope someday soon a gay nurse lets you bleed to death in the road.

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