Since their arrival in 2000, Spanish Harlem Orchestra has established itself as a standard bearer of contemporary Latin music. ¬†Directed by world-renowned pianist, arranger, and producer Oscar Hern√°ndez, the thirteen-member all-star ensemble has reintroduced the classic sounds of New York City Salsa to music lovers worldwide.
Our music style is the original sound of New York old school "Salsa dura" (heavy salsa) that was played in the early years by our pioneers, says Oscar. "That sound has been lost and we want to keep it alive while educating the new generations (and music lovers in general) on the true musical roots of our culture." Oscar adds, we've brought back the essence of what makes this music great and are keeping the salsa spirit alive in our recordings and shows.
Added by Yoshis on October 12, 2009