Wasakaka is an independent Latin Music project founded in Vancouver, BC in 2016 by professional musicians born and raised in Latin America. We are committed to providing the people of Canada with the best quality in music and entertainment. Bringing the most authentic Latin rhythms and performing the timeless best hits of traditional Salsa Music. Keeping Latin American Culture alive in the ever-growing Vancouver’s Salsa scene.
Each one of our members has extensive experience in music performance, as well as a well-founded academic music education. The specialties of our crew go from event hosting, entertainment, and orchestral coordination; to sound engineering and professional stage management. Since the beginning of the “Wasakaka” project, a handful of sponsors have shown their interest in supporting our musical work.
List of main performers
Music Director: Luis Arturo Aulestia Sosa (Venezuela) [Timbales] Andrés Fabricio Zúñiga (Colombia) [Singer] Luis Pacheco (Venezuela) [Piano and keys] Juán David Encinales (Colombia) [Congas and Percussion] Luis Francisco Garzón (Venezuela) [Bass] Davide Sampaolo (Italy) [Bongos and Cowbell] Adolfo José Ruiz Velásquez (Venezuela) [Piano and Vocals] Heather Anderson (Canada) [Trumpet] Rory Hislop (Canada) [Trumpet] Nicky Walsh (Canada) [Trombone] Joe Estrada (Cuba) [Trombone]