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Orquesta la Yunqueña, Connecticut's Premier Salsa Ensemble

About

For over ten years now Orquesta la Yunqueña remains one of Connecticut’s Premier salsa bands.

In 2010 Orquesta la Yunqueña (OLY) was founded in the Connecticut town of Meriden—the Silver City. While sitting down trying to think of a band name for a music group he was putting together for a birthday party, OLY cofounder and percussionist, Nate Rodriguez, decided to give the band a bold name that represented the beautiful island of Puerto Rico and its heritage. He chose to name the band Orquesta la Yunqueña in recognition of El Yunque Peak, a mountain in the El Yunque National Rain Forest that boasts one of Puerto Rico’s largest peaks.

After nearly ten years since its inception, OLY remains one of the premier salsa bands in the New England area. Specializing in Salsa Gorda, the members of this exciting band take tremendous pride in entertaining audiences. OLY performs the repertoire of artists such as Bobby Valentine, Cano Estremera, Héctor Lavoe, Frankie Ruiz, El Gran Combo, Roberto Roena y Su Apollo Sound, Ray Barretto, Marc Anthony, and many more of the musicians that represent beautiful salsa music at its best. Nuestro Orgullo!!!!

Reviews

“….Hottest Salsa Band Around”

Jorge A., New Britain, CT

“la Yunqueña played at our parents’ 25th wedding anniversary and had people dancing the entire night long. Would highly recommend this band!!”

Luisa M., Holyoke, MA

“La Yunqueña is always my first choice for live salsa in Connecticut.”

William S., Meriden, CT

“la Yunqueña played at our wedding and we couldn’t be happier. They accomodated our requests and our guests raved about them.”

Maria D., Fall River, MA

“…Smokin’ Salsa Band!!!”

Ricardo R., Naugatuck, CT

Repertoire

  • Lluvia (Agua Que Cae Del Cielo)
    Descarga Boricua
  • Como Te Hago Entender
    Roberto Roena
  • Cuantas Veces
    Roberto Roena
  • Solo Vaya
    Sonora Ponceña
  • Boranda
    Sonora Ponceña
  • Las brisas de mi Borinquen
    Roberto Roena y Su Apollo Sound
  • Indestructible
    Ray Barretto
  • Lamento de Concepcion
    Roberto Roena
  • Aléjate de mí
    Héctor Lavoe
  • Dime si Llegué a Tiempo
    Spanish Harlem Orchestra
  • Doña Bella
    Bobby Valentin
  • Tus Ojos
    Roberto Roena
  • Yo Tengo un Amor
    Luis Rene Robles
  • Creo en Mi
    Roberto Roena
  • Nunca Serás Mia
    Orquesta La Terrifica
  • Yaré
    Luisito Carrión
  • Timbalero
    El Gran Combo
  • Amor Perfecto
    El Gran Combo
  • No Te Quedes Sin Bailar
    Ray Barretto
  • El Cantante
    Héctor Lavoe
  • Mi Gente
    Marc Anthony
  • Con Los Pobres Estoy
    Roberto Roena y Su Apollo Sound
  • El Jibaro y la Naturaleza
    Bobby Valentin
  • Anacaona
    Cheo Feliciano
  • Ahi Na’ Ma’
    Los Soneros del Barrio
  • El Que se Fue
    Roberto Roena y Su Apollo Sound
  • El Muñeco de la Ciudad
    Bobby Valentin
  • Azuquita Pal’ Cafe
    El Gran Combo
  • Lluvia (Agua Que Cae Del Cielo)
    Descarga Boricua
  • Como Te Hago Entender
    Roberto Roena
  • Cuantas Veces
    Roberto Roena
  • Solo Vaya
    Sonora Ponceña
  • Boranda
    Sonora Ponceña
  • Las brisas de mi Borinquen
    Roberto Roena y Su Apollo Sound
  • Indestructible
    Ray Barretto
  • Lamento de Concepcion
    Roberto Roena
  • Aléjate de mí
    Héctor Lavoe
  • Dime si Llegué a Tiempo
    Spanish Harlem Orchestra
  • Doña Bella
    Bobby Valentin
  • Tus Ojos
    Roberto Roena
  • Yo Tengo un Amor
    Luis Rene Robles
  • Creo en Mi
    Roberto Roena
  • Nunca Serás Mia
    Orquesta La Terrifica
  • Yaré
    Luisito Carrión
  • Timbalero
    El Gran Combo
  • Amor Perfecto
    El Gran Combo
  • No Te Quedes Sin Bailar
    Ray Barretto
  • El Cantante
    Héctor Lavoe
  • Mi Gente
    Marc Anthony
  • Con Los Pobres Estoy
    Roberto Roena y Su Apollo Sound
  • El Jibaro y la Naturaleza
    Bobby Valentin
  • Anacaona
    Cheo Feliciano
  • Ahi Na’ Ma’
    Los Soneros del Barrio
  • El Que se Fue
    Roberto Roena y Su Apollo Sound
  • El Muñeco de la Ciudad
    Bobby Valentin
  • Azuquita Pal’ Cafe
    El Gran Combo

Performances

Friday, February 21
Private Event
Meriden, CT 06037

Sunday, June 7, 2020
Private Event
Danbury, CT 06810

Saturday, August 1, 2020
Elizabeth Park
1561 Asylum Avenue
West Hartford, CT 06117
Time TBA

Personnel

Luis Torres — Founder of and Percussionist with Orquesta la Yunqueña (OLY)

Luis Torres

Percussion

BIO
Nate Rodriguez — Founder of and Percussionist with Orquesta la Yunqueña (OLY)

Nate Rodriguez

Percussion

BIO
Bobby Torres — Percussionist with Orquesta la Yunqueña (OLY)

Bobby Torres

Percussion

BIO
uis Rene Robles — Vocalist and Saxophonist with Orquesta la Yunqueña (OLY)

Luis Rene Robles

Vocals / Saxophone

BIO
Marcos Torres — Guitarist and Vocalist with Orquesta la Yunqueña (OLY)

Marcos Torres

Guitar / Vocals

BIO

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Contact

For booking or general questions about Orquesta la Yunqueña please call or email us. We look forward to providing you with the very best live salsa music around!!

203.631.7782
[email protected]

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