Puerto Rican punk musicians turned hardcore salsa masters, Orquesta el Macabeo, have hit a nerve within their community, connecting an old-school sound and message with a modern edge. Their music is gritty, and more socially conscious than many other groups out there. In the face of recent hurricane destruction of their home island, their music is also the soundtrack of the resilience of a people, rebuilding and staying strong in the face of adversity.
This concert is co-presented with The Millennium Stage as part Multiflora Productions annual month-long DIY global music festival “Flash of the Spirit” that happens across multiple venues in Washington DC during the month of October. Its mission is to present emerging and remarkable international musicians from abroad as well as local musicians from our diverse immigrant communities to celebrate their stories, heritage, and cultures through their music.