@ Paard van Troje / 11 November 2016
Hailing from Tucson, Arizona, Orkesta Mendoza plays World music that is a blend of Latino beats and southern jazz. Combining merengue, rumba, ranchero and cumbia with indie rock overtones and jazzy melodies, Orkesta Mendoza plays tunes that are impossible not to dance to. Lead musician Sergio Mendoza formed the band in 2009 as Mendoza Y La Orkesta, a one-off tribute to the Cuban mambo king Pérez Prado. This show proved to be too much fun to stop, and Mendoza continues this act today with Orkesta Mendoza.