Orquesta el Macabeo, a new generation band that plays old school salsa reminiscent in its spirit and desire for innovation of the birth of the music during the early days of Fania Records, travel to Chicago from Puerto Rico to perform a benefit concert at Segundo Ruiz Belvis Cultural Center, Friday, September 4 at 8:00PM.
“… will restore your faith in salsa music… contemporary salsa that is for the streets, by the streets — just like how it started in the first place.” – Fusion Network
“As a live band, they are a force to be reckoned with, belting out salsa dura with a minimum of slickness and a premium of joyful exuberance… like the heyday of classic salsa, rising from the streets of el barrio, before it became a commercially identifiable sound. Awesome.” – Arte y Vida Chicago
Orquesta el Macabeo formed in 2008 and released their first album, “Salsa Macabra”, in 2010, followed by “El Entierro” in 2011. Madrid’s Vampisoul Records combined tracks from each to release “Salsa Bestial” internationally in 2012 and the band followed with the all-new “Lluvia Con Sol” in 2013. Lyrically, their songs tell stories in a way that breaks the mold of current Latin music, shining a light on the reality of life in Puerto Rico.
The band just released Seite años Macabros, a collection that includes a new song, the collaboration with the Puerto Rican / Argentine singer Mimi Maura “La puerta está abierta.”
Tickets to Orquesta el Macabeo at Segundo Ruiz Belvis Cultural Center are $20 and available at www.srbcc.org/shows.html.
All proceeds will benefit SRBCC’s community programs.