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June 14, 2018 @ 9:00 pm - 11:59 pm
Latino Pulse is a story of encounters, just as unlikely as fortunate, of passionate music lovers who
crossed multiple borders to find each other in the heart of Cajun Country.
The story began in 2017 when Thanh-Mai united these global musicians for a sort of freestyle Latin
jam session on the terrace of the Cuban restaurant Pepin’s. For the first time in Lafayette, sounds
of montunos filled the air. Word of mouth followed, and the requests started pouring in. The group,
which initially included six musicians, grew in 2018 when the addition of a brass section only
enriched their salsa sound, a style of music like no other.
Under the musical direction of Guillermo Rojas, Latino Pulse is the first salsa group in Lafayette.
Their musical style centers on two premises: discovering and celebrating the heritage of big names
in salsa dura and developing a repertory of original works composed by Jimmy Louis-Marie and
Guillermo Rojas, which echo traditional salsa while integrating multiple contemporary influences
including jazz, Antillean beats, reggae, electronica and rap, among others.