Orquesta de la Luz, Oscar de Leon y Tito Puente
16o Festival de la Salsa de New York
Espectacular Cierre Con Salsa Giants en premios lo nuestro 2014. Cortesia Univision.
"SALSA CALIENTE DEL JAPON" was a big hit for this great orchestra.
The ORQUESTA DE LA LUZ was formed in Tokyo as a unique Japanese Salsa band
around 1984.The lead singer NORA went to New York with a demo tape looking
for an opportunity in the Big Apple around 1989. The first NY tour was
so successful that the band had a chance to release their US debut album
"DE LA LUZ (Salsa Caliente del Japon)" through BMG Victor in
Japan and RMM in US in 1990, which received the Gold Disc Award and hit
No.1 on the Billboard Latin Salsa Chart and remained for 11 consecutive
weeks in the billboard hit parade. From that point on the band visited
many Latin and non-Latin countries for several years.
Around 1997 the band was dissolved and each member pursues their own careers. Even though they disbanded, they lay out a legacy hard to duplicate by any other salsa band. We want to pay a tribute through this medium to probably the best Latin salsa band of all times when you consider that Spanish was not their native language. We cannot ignore their contribution to the development of salsa as a world musical movement.