Before Roots kicks off, Cielo pays tribute to Héctor Lavoe, the late, great salsa vocalist often referred to as El Cantante de los Cantentes. Not coincidentally, Lavoe was the uncle of Roots' Louie Vega, who will be both leading his great Elements of Life combo's rhythm section in a jam session and spinning a medley of Lavoe-related tunes.
18 Little W 12th St
|Cross street:||between Ninth Ave and Washington St|
|Transport:||Subway: A, C, E to 14th St; L to Eighth Ave|
|Price:||$10, before 8pm free|