The Williamsburg Salsa Orchestra is a stunning 11-piece Latin band which plays dynamic, dura arrangements of indie rock tunes we love, taking the art of salsa to new places while remaining within the classic, deeply funky tradition. Songs by Arcade Fire, The Yeah Yeah Yeahs, TV on The Radio, Santigold, Animal Collective, and many more are transformed into astonishing salsa anthems for a new generation. The WSO released its Debut Album in 2011 and has garnered international praise and recognition, making many "Best of The Year" lists and establishing the band as a groundbreaking global voice by infusing the typical salsa form with a completely modern identity.
Led by percussionist/arranger Gianni Mano, (from the Latin-funk legends Radio Mundial), the WSO contains some of the best young players on the scene including a full compliment of horns and percussion. With the attitude of a rock band, and the grooves of classic New York salsa, the Williamsburg Salsa Orchestra is redefining salsa for a new decade and resetting the boundaries of the art form. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and find us at www.wsoband.com and on Facebook.
"The work here is way above and beyond anything anyone else is doing right now – and maybe ever." ---www.palosalsero.com
"An unstoppable weapon for the dancefloor" --- Vibrations Magazine, Paris France
"What distinguishes the band is the urban funk they bring...a candidate for a worldwide hit" --- Latinmusik.ch, Zurich, Switzerland
"The arrangements are magnificent, you could close your eyes and get carried away....a really great band..." - Solar Latin Club, Cali, Columbia
“If only everything that shouldn’t work, worked this well!” - The Village Voice
“AMAZING, Pick of the Week” - www.remezcla.com
"Editors Pick Best of 2011" ---www.descarga.com