Los Van Van to hold concert in Los Angeles

Updated: Aug 25, 2011, 10:32 AM IST

San Jose: Cuba`s Los Van Van, dubbed "the Rolling Stones of salsa", will perform in Los Angeles Sep 15.

The concert was originally set for Aug 4, but had to be postponed when US authorities refused to issue a visa for one of the band`s members, a press release said.

Los Van Van has found another musician to replace the drummer barred by the State Department.

Founded in 1969, Los Van Van has forged a new style of salsa that incorporates Afro-Cuban, funk, hip hop and rock elements as well as electric guitars, synthesizers and violins.

The band has more than 30 albums to its credit, including the Latin Grammy-winning "Van Van Is Here" ("Llego Van Van"), and a devoted following in Cuba and abroad.

IANS