The young leaders of Salsa Dura have done it again !!!
La Excelencia’s third album is a eargasm. A hardcore Salsa MASTERPIECE made for the dancer and the listener, with original songs based on stories of real life and social issues. This is history in the making! This is the new generation of Salsa Dura!! This is a Five Star Album!!!
★ “Ecos Del Barrio” Available On ➧ cdbaby
La Excelencia is an eleven piece Salsa orchestra that was founded in 2005 by percussionists José Vázquez-Cofresí and Julián Silva. On its own Handle With Care Productions, Inc. label La Excelencia has released 3 CDs whose titles give a sense of the group’s philosophy: “Salsa Con Conciencia” which means “Salsa With Awareness” or “Conscience”, “Mi Tumbao Social” or “My Social Drumbeat” and the newly released “Ecos Del Barrio” which means “Echoes of the Neighborhood”.
— “La Excelencia represents something very significant, a return not just to the classic formula of Salsa but to the virtues of it” “They are going back to the more eclectic period when Salsa was street music, playing with spirit and integrity and writing socially relevant music again” Aaron Levinson —