(NORTH ADAMS, Mass.) – The Williamsburg Salsa Orchestra, known for playing salsa-fied versions of indie rock songs by the likes of Arcade Fire, the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, TV on the Radio, Santigold, and Animal Collective, kick off the 2015-16 MCLA Presents! season on the MCLA Quad, outside in front of newly renovated Bowman Hall, on Saturday, September 12, 2015, at 3pm.
Calling Brooklyn, N.Y., home, Williamsburg Salsa Orchestra (WSO) is an 11-member band known for their innovative salsa arrangements of indie rock tunes. WSO’s unique take on Latin American music, with a focus on the traditional percussion heavy sounds of Salsa Dura, combines the attitude of a rock band and the grooves of classic New York salsa.
WSO is led by percussionist Gianni Mano of Latin-funk legends Radio Mundial, and fronted by Solange Prat of Argentina. Citing influences including New York musicians such as Tito Puente, Ray Barretto and Eddie Palmieri, as well as a variety of music from Cuba and the Afro-Caribbean countries, WSO enjoys the creativity and innovation of modern, independent music.
Members receive free admission to all MCLA Presents! performances. For more information about becoming a MCLA Presents! member, call 413.662.5193.
Tickets may be purchased online at mcla.ticketleap.edu. Admission to MCLA Presents! performances are $12 for general admission, $8 for MCLA Alumni, $5 for staff and faculty and non-MCLA students, $2 for MCLA students.
For more information, call (413) 662-5320, or visit MCLA Presents!