Brooklyn Bowl (61 Wythe Ave., Brooklyn)
12pm doors, 6pm start
Free, 12-6pm all ages, 21+ after 6pm
The Williamsburg Salsa Orchestra is unlike any band you’ve heard before. What is the WSO? A traditional 11-piece Latin band which plays dynamic, thrilling arrangements of indie rock tunes. With an ever-evolving set list that includes songs by Yeaseayer, Japanther, Animal Collective, The Yeah Yeah Yeahs, TV On The Radio, Peter Bjorn and John, The Mars Volta, Arcade Fire, and many more, the WSO will make a salsa-believer out of you! And if you love salsa, but you’ve never delved into the ultra-creative world of independent music, you’ll want to explore these groups and learn where the great melodies and lyrics originate. Lead by percussionist/arranger Gianni Mano, (from the Brooklyn 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. Already garnering international attention and press, the WSO will complete a debut album in early 2011.