The Williamsburg Salsa Orchestra is a stunning 11-piece band which forgoes the standard repertoire of vintage sals covers and sounds-alike originals, instead playing dynamic, dura arrangements of indie rock tunes we love. No bananas in hair; this is innovative, astonishing salsa with a new, vibrant aesthetic.

With an ever-evolving set list that includes songs by Arcade Fire, LCD Soundsystem, The Yeah Yeah Yeahs, TV On The Radio, Animal Collective, The back Keys, Spoon 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 have led to a high-profile open-ended residency at The Brooklyn Bowl, as well as legendary salsa venue S.O.B’s, bringing the big band sound back after decades of absence.

The WSO Debut Album has been hailed throughout the world as a document which resets the boundaries of the art form, appearing on many “Best of The Year” lists, and getting spun in clubs throughout the globe. Led by percussionist/arranger Gianni Mano, (from the Latin-funk legends Radio Mundial), and featuring Argentine chanteuse Solange Prat, along with a full compliment of horns & percussion, the WSO contains some of the best young players on the scene with backgrounds from Columbia, Panama, Puerto Rico, Nueva York, and all the USA.