Walakata Salsa Band

Walakata Salsa Band

 Tel Aviv, Tel Aviv, ISR
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"Walakata" presents a group of Israel's finest musicians that had teamed together in order to establish the biggest, hottest salsa band in Israel.
"Walakata" brings the scent of traditional Puerto Rican and Nuyorican salsa.

Straight From Israel!

Biography

"Walakata" presents a group of Israel's finest musicians gathered by Timbalero, band leader & musical director Udi Or-Haim to form what is truly the biggest, hottest salsa band ever established in Israel.
After intense studies with some of the biggest names in the NY salsa scene and graduating from "The Collective" NYC Udi returned to Israel in order to bring his influences and experience to the crowds back home.
The group started rehearsing in March 2006 and Premiered November 2006, ever since the group traveled Israel performing in clubs, parties, dance halls, jazz festivals and other venues with outstanding reviews, let us mention that Walakata had performed 2 nights at "The Red Sea Jazz Festival" In Eilat the shows were sold out!
The band is based on the genuine form and legacy of the great salsa bands of the 1970's, 5 peace brass section, 3 peace percussion section bass and piano, the band features 3 vocalists.
The band's repertoire pays tribute to the great names in Salsa such as Eddie Palmieri, Tito Puente, Larry Harlow, Ismael Miranda, Cheo Feliciano, Vicentico Valdez, Bobby Valentin, Johnny Pacheco and "The Fania All Stars".
Walakata takes pride in playing the complete original arrangements with the same passion and energy that is so affiliated with that genre.
In the past 5 years Walakata Salsa Band Collaborated with world class artists providing them with a local band while performing in Israel, artists such as "Herman Olivera", "Frankie Morales" and "Tito Puente Jr." are just to name a few.
Walakata Salsa Band is currently performing in the local Jazz & Salsa scene in Israel with great success, pleasing the local audience with the great passion for Salsa!