Somos el Son, Free salsa concert
Yerba Buena Gardens Festival | Free. Outdoors. Fresh. Led by Peruvian-born vocalist and percussion master Braulio Barrera, who earned a Grammy Award for his work with the Pacific Mambo Orchestra, Somos el son is a relatively new addition to the Bay Area Latin music scene. Launched four years ago, the potent 10-piece combo plays a dance-inducing repertoire of classic salsa and finely wrought originals. A well traveled and highly versatile musician who played cajon on Gustavo Santaolalla's soundtrack for the 2004 film The Motorcycle Diaries, Barrera has attracted a world-class cast of players, including trumpeter and Pacific Mambo Orchestra co-founder Steffen Kuehn. Part of YBG Festival's Let's Go Salsa@Jessie! series. For our full summer schedule, visit www.ybgfestival.org.