A thrilling salsa group, led by percussionist/arranger Gianni Mano (from the Latin-funk legends Radio Mundial), which plays dynamic, dura arrangements of indie rock tunes. No bananas in the hair; this is innovative, astonishing salsa with a new, vibrant aesthetic. With an ever-evolving set list that includes songs by Arcade Fire, TV On The Radio, Spoon, and many more, the WSO has taken the typical salsa form and infused it with a completely modern identity. The explosive arrangements have established the band as a groundbreaking force in the New York underground, bringing back the big-band salsa sound after decades of absence.
The Debut Album, released in June 2011, has already been recognized by writers and DJs throughout the world as a document which resets the boundaries of the art form and has the potential to bring the music to new audiences around the globe.
The Williamsburg Salsa Orchestra at Terraza 7. Saturday September 15, 2012 at 10:30 pm.
$5 cover for mezzanine