Friday, October 12 • 8 p.m.
Best known as “The New Generation of Salsa Dura,” La Excelencia brings modern vitality and social consciousness to the salsa genre, taking their bold sounds to salsa dancers and fans around the world. La Excelencia boasts an 11–piece orchestra with music full of powerful arrangements, free flowing brass and hard-driving percussion. As Grammy producer Aaron Levinson states, “La Excelencia represents something very significant, a return not just to the classic formula of salsa but to the virtues of it…”
“La Excelencia’s tough sound and socially conscious lyrics have led traditionalists to regard the group as outside the salsa mainstream… and the real deal.” —The New York Times