Corner Cafe Show: August 10, 2019
For over a decade, Latin Music listeners in the US and abroad have enjoyed the Christian Latin music of Puchi Colón. Puchi (pronounced ‘poo-chee’) is a singer-songwriter, musician & worship leader. Puchi is a native of New Jersey, and of Puerto Rican descent. His passion for his music compliments his sincere love for his savior, Jesus Christ and conviction to advance the Kingdom of God. Puchi recognizes his talent as a gift from God and surrenders it as an offering of Worship.
Puchi Colón released his very first solo album in 1996 Titled, “Voy A Comenzar”(Penvel Productions) and people immediately took notice. In 1997, Ralph Hernandez, joined Puchi and formed his band, since formed he has toured the United States, Puerto Rico, Colombia, Venezuela, Mexico, Guatemala & Nicaragua. Puchi was also blessed to travel and be mentored by Ruben Felix from Orquesta Xariz.
In 2000, Puchi Colón & his Wife JoAnn founded Jovi Music and released the album “Busca A Jesus” and also Puchi’s first English album “Salsa Praise”. Puchi “broke the mold” and gave the Gospel Music market something that it never really had, an entire Salsa Gospel album in English. In June of 2003, Puchi was awarded the honor of being New York’s Christian Radio (970dj) “Artist of the Year” for 2002-2003. In 2003, Puchi was signed to One Voice Records and released “Lo Mejor De Mi, Para El” (My best, for Him) which confirmed his ability to reach a diverse, multicultural audience. His acceptance in both the Spanish and English markets granted him the ability to reach the masses. Puchi is mostly known for his cross-cultural style of Latin/Salsa music that fuses elements from Latin Jazz, Tropical & Gospel music.
In 2004, Puchi Colón was invited to sing at the National Hispanic Prayer Breakfast in Washington DC, under former President George W. Bush. Puchi Colon has also been featured on shows like TBN’s “Praise the Lord”, 700 Club (CBN), TCT Network & Medio Dia Puerto Rico on WAPA America.
In 2010, Puchi Colón released a Spanish album titled “QUE NO PARE” (Don’t Stop The Praise), this album features a special participation by his boys on the song “I’ve Realized” and also includes a Duet with Legendary Salsa Artist Bobby Cruz on the song “Mil Razones”.
Puchi Colón has served the local church, leading worship in English & Spanish, since 2008. Puchi served as the Worship Pastor at Centro De Vida in Palm Beach, FL, and as a Campus Worship Leader at New Life Covenant Church in Chicago, under the leadership of Pastor Wilfredo De Jesús, also known as “Pastor Choco”. Puchi also served at Living Water Fellowship in Kissimmee, FL, where he was blessed to record a live worship cd with the church in 2013. Puchi recently served as the Worship Pastor at Calvary Orlando in Winter Park, FL until July 2018.
Puchi Colón is currently traveling and serving the local church full-time alongside his wife, JoAnn, and their three boys, Mickael, Joel & Samuel Colón.