The Kennedy Center

Orquesta el Macabeo


One of the great sensations of the current Puerto Rican salsa scene, Orquesta el Macabeo recovers the island’s salsa tradition to update it with new ideas and the energy of its eleven musicians, with backgrounds in punk rock, ska and reggae.

Formed in 2008, with almost 10 years playing all over the world, they present us with their 4th studio album: La Maldicion del timbal or “The curse of the timbal”. Their plan: revindicate the true heavy heavy sound of the “Salsa Gorda” with its sound and lyrics that tell stories about real life with which anyone can relate.

Watch Past Performances

Video 10/11/2018: Orquesta el Macabeo

Puerto Rico’s Orquesta el Macabeo visits the Kennedy Center as part of their 10th anniversary tour in the U.S. The performance is a musical journey that travels through Orquestra el Macabeo’s evolution across four official album releases. 

Presented in collaboration with Multiflora Productions’s Flash of the Spirit music festival.

  Orquesta el Macabeo