'An urban voice that grows with every performance'. Those are the words that El Diario, the largest Spanish language newspaper in New York City, used to describe Soulsa. Soulsa is a Latin group that brings a new mix of Latin rock and Caribbean rhythms.The group was formed in Washington Heights, NY, a neighborhood that's known for it's embrace of Latin music and culture. Soulsa's style contains all the energy of a rock group combined with the sensuality and elegance of today's Salsa bands.The modern sounds of the electric guitar replaces traditional salsa instruments like the horns and piano resulting in a more stripped-down and edgier sound. The intense Latin percussion and rock drumming from percussionists Juan Gerena, Antonio Rodriguez and Anibal Collazo support the electric guitar resulting in a sound that is both primal and energetic without ever losing it's roots in Caribbean music and classic rock. But most importantly, Soulsa's essence comes from it's original music. Songwriters Alberto Diaz and Luis Batista create songs with lyrics that are sophisticated, humorous and a reflection of the daily lives of Latinos. Soulsa has played in various clubs in New York such as Nuyorican Poets Café, China Club, Southpaw, D' Antigua and Gonzalez & Gonzalez. They have also performed at private events for Oscar de la Renta, VOGUE magazine, Havana FilmFestival and Time Inc. The band made their television debut on Telemundo's Hoy en la Mañanita and was invited to return for Telemundo's Noticias en el Medio Día.
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