Get to Know the 2015 Line Up of Performers – La Mecanica Popular
The Yonkers Riverfest showcases unique music and performers, several on the cutting edge of style and sound. Perhaps none is more excited than La Mecánica Popular, a Brooklyn-based Psychedelic Salsa group led by Efraín Rozas. Their sound is steeped in the roots of 1970’s-era Salsa Dura, yet incorporates a heavy dose of modern gadgets – a unique blend of processed Peruvian-style guitar licks & experimental synths, sounds and textures.
Earlier this year, Juanes (20X Latin Grammy winner) chose the group as one of the Top 3 Latin Acts in the US [“La banda suena de puta madre!”]. They were featured on NPR’s Soundcheck with Juana Molina, and at New York’s biggest open festival, Summerstage.
“La Mecánica Popular is the most refreshing aDempt at maintaining Salsa’s integrity while introducing a completely new, unprecedented sound that I’ve ever heard. I totally see them being HUGE!” – Bobbito Garcia – Doin’ It In The Park, NYC