World Stage

La Influencia

  • 2.40am–3am
  • World Music Stage
    Birrarung Marr
    Lower Terrace (show on map)
  • Music

Photo by Martin Garcia

La Influencia is an-11 piece powerhouse performing original music as well as the music of Irakere, Havana D’Primera and Eddie Palmieri, amongst others.

La Influencia’s sound can be described as a fusion of salsa, timba and jazz. Suited to a variety of audiences, they play Latin jazz for the polyrhythmic and improvisational aficionados, salsa/cha-cha for lovers of dance and timba/rumba for the Afro-Cuban enthusiasts.

No matter what audience or venue, La Influencia evoke movement – whether it’s the foot, head or entire body, you’re sure to get down!