La Mecánica Popular was created in one of those uniquely New York convergences, a same time, same place meeting of musicians from Perú, The Bronx, Venezuela and Colombia. The octet has a unique forward driven sound, yet steeped in the roots of 1970′s-era Salsa Dura, and influenced by the psychedelic experimental sounds of Peru’s musical history. They are on the cusp of the new wave of Tropical Music, using modern gadgets to effect vocals in real-time and losing the horn section in favor of textured synths and processed Pervuian-style guitar licks, yet their sound and live performances are held together with the quintessentially classic bongo-conga-timbal ensemble. Their inclusion on the NYCT roster is a perfect fit.