Williamsburg Salsa Orchestra + Gregorio Uribe

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Williamsburg Salsa Orchestra + Gregorio Uribe

Dance Lessons by Joey Corsica, Performance by Nieves Dance Studio, Mention "Sunday Bowling Special" to receive half off your lane from 6:00pm-close!

Sunday, March 11th, 2018

Doors: 6:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$5.00 - $10.00

This event is 21 and over

Williamsburg Salsa Orchestra
Williamsburg Salsa Orchestra


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 wso@giannimano.com 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

Gregorio Uribe
Singer, songwriter and accordionist, Gregorio Uribe was born in Colombia and currently resides in New York. Emerging as a graduate from the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston, Uribe has forged a unique place in the music scene in both the United States and Latin America. Also leading the Gregorio Uribe Big Band, a 16-piece orchestra that blends cumbia and other Colombian rhythms with powerful big band arranging, Uribe released "Cumbia Universal" (Zoho Music) featuring 8-time GRAMMY-winner and Latin music icon Rubén Blades, in October 2015, Upon its release the album hit the Billboard charts and received widespread critical acclaim with sold-out performances in prestigious venues such as Jazz at Lincoln Center.
Most recently, the multi-faceted Uribe put together a smaller ensemble that highlights his songwriting and the presence of the accordion. This new format differs from the big band in its more compact size and organic style. However it stays true to its leader's danceable rhythm. Having introduced this new music in latest tour, which included Brown University, Gregorio Uribe is currently in the process of recording his next self-composed album.

Gregorio has been a guest artist with Latin icon Carlos Vives on several occasions including Madison Square Garden. He was also named by the government of Colombia as one of the "100 most successful Colombians abroad”
Venue Information:
Brooklyn Bowl
61 Wythe Avenue
Brooklyn, NY, 11249
http://www.brooklynbowl.com/

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