La Excelencia is "The New Generation of Salsa Dura", bringing a modern vitality and social consciousness to the genre. These revolutionary salsa ambassadors take their bold new sounds to dancers and hardcore salsa fans worldwide, breaking the mold while remembering their roots. Their music is full of powerful arrangements of free-flowing horns and lively percussion (Latin Beat Magazine). The hard life of the barrio is reflected in La Excelencia’s music through their hardcore salsa sounds known as “salsa dura”.
La Excelencia is a 11-piece salsa orchestra that was started in 2005 by Julian Silva and Jose Vazquez-Cofresi. In 2006 La Excelencia released their first album 'Salsa Con Conciencia' described by the New York Times as "The real deal doesn’t show up that often, and here it is. Celebrate it". 'Salsa Con Conciencia' sold over 11,000 copies independently around the world. The demand for another album was realized in 2009 with the release of 'Mi Tumbao Social'; claimed by world salsa critics and disc-jockeys as the Best Salsa CD of 2009. "Salsa Dura" off of 'Mi Tumbao Social', became a overnight sensation and the official video has gotten lots of attention being aired all over the world on major television networks.
La Excelencia come to the UK for 3 exclusive gigs in London, Leeds & Bristol.
Visit La Excelencia for more info: www.laexcelencia.net
New Album Out 2012