THE WILLIAMSBURG SALSA ORCHESTRA
Indie Rock meets a Latin beat: hot, hot hot!
The Williamsburg Salsa Orchestra is a thrilling 11-piece salsa group which plays dynamic dura arrangements of indie rock tunes we love. 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, M83, the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, The Black Keys, 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, and has led to international acclaim for this completely new approach to the genre.
The WSO Debut Album 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.
Led by percussionist/arranger Gianni Mano (from the Latin-funk legends Radio Mundial), and fronted by Argentinian chanteuse, Solange Prat, the WSO has found an audience among new and classic salsa lovers, quickly becoming one of the most popular bands in New York City.
The WSO has been featured recently in Rolling Stone Magazine, on MTV, Telemundo, Univision, and on the nationally syndicated program LatiNation on Fox. Recent shows include the Blue Note Jazz Festival at B.B.Kings 42nd Street, The Kennedy Center, The Brooklyn Bowl, SOBs (Sounds of Brazil), The Tribeca Performing Arts Center, and many more.