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Williamsburg Salsa Orchestra



Biography

The Williamsburg Salsa Orchestra is an 11-piece band playing dynamic, astonishing arrangements of our favorite indie tunes, by Arcade Fire, LCD Soundsystem, Spoon, The Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Japanther, TV On The Radio, and many more......taking salsa in new directions with love and respect for the tradition. Find them on Facebook and Twitter @theWSO, and join our email list for updates about all of our shows and recordings. CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED DEBUT ALBUM is out now. Find it on iTunes and via our website www.wsoband.com. The WSO: resetting the boundaries of the art form and bringing this great music to a whole new audience. Currently in an open-ended residency at The Brooklyn Bowl: Salsa Sundays with the WSO. www.brooklynbowl.com for info and directions.

The Williamsburg Salsa Orchestra is led by percussionist Gianni Mano of Latin-funk legends Radio Mundial, and fronted by Argentinian superstar Solange Prat. Based in Brooklyn NY, the 11-piece WSO features some of the finest local musicians. Influenced by the New York greats like Tito Puente, Ray Barretto, Eddie Palmieri and the 70s Fania/Salsa Dura scene as well as the beautiful variety of music from Cuba and the Afro-Carribean countries, we also love the creativity and innovation of modern independent music.

Watch Past Performances

Video 9/25/2015: BravO Season Kickoff Party with Williamsburg Salsa Orchestra

Williamsburg Salsa Orchestra joins BravO members for the BravO Season Kickoff Party! Led by percussionist Gianni Mano and fronted by Argentinian superstar Solange Prat, the program features indie pop and famous opera tunes arranged under the influence of the ’70s Fania/Salsa Dura scene and Afro-Caribbean rhythms. Free dance lessons at 5 p.m.

BravO is Washington National Opera’s group for young professionals under age 40. All ticketholders are invited to a special post-performance party in the Grand Foyer following the Friday, September 25 performance of Carmen. The party will feature a BravO exclusive champagne toast, music by the Williamsburg Salsa Orchestra, dancing at the Millennium Stage, a cash bar featuring signature cocktails, a photo booth, a tattoo bar, and the beautiful view of the river terrace.

Video 12/31/2014: Williamsburg Salsa Orchestra

Celebrate New Year’s Eve with the Brooklyn-based Williamsburg Salsa Orchestra, led by percussionist Gianni Mano and fronted by Argentinian superstar Solange Prat. The program features indie pop tunes arranged under the influence of the ’70s Fania/Salsa Dura scene and Afro-Caribbean rhythms.

Williamsburg Salsa Orchestra