New Cuban band, La Maquina de la Salsa – Harbourfront, Sat Jul 14 w/B Bryans tribute

La Maquina de la Salsa (with tribute to Billy Bryans)

Led by Marta Elena… ex-singer with the legendary Havana band “Anacaona”… La Maquina de la Salsa features a 12-piece orchestra directed by gifted Cuban pianist, Larry Mesa Benitez.

La Maquina and Harbourfront Centre will honour the late Billy Bryans – founding member of The Parachute Club,  juror on the inaugural SoundClash Music Award in 2011, and DJ/promoter – whose interactions with both Harbourfront Centre and the local Cuban music scene will be missed. It’s time to “Rise Up” and dance for Billy!

West Jet Stage, Harbourfront Centre, FREE at 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm, July 14 2012.

Larry Mesa Benitez – piano
Denis Pankov – keyboard
Ricardo Barboza – vocal
Marta Elena Perez – vocal
Yilian Cardero La’O – bass
Frnak Durand – drums
Ernesto Vizcaino – congas
Julio Guardiola Benitez – percussion
Lester Brown – trumpet
Kristen Au – tenor sax
Wilver Pedrozo – trombone
Kalum Leung – trombone