Edwin Ortiz y La Mafia Del Guaguanco performing LIVE at the Portside in Old Town Summer Festival in Alexandria, VA on June 22, 2024 from 5pm to 6pm.


Salsa Music

  • ​Edwin Ortiz Y La Mafia del Guanganco is a powerful 10 piece Orchestra that brings the excitement and passion of the best Salsa music ever made. La Mafia Del Guaguanco, formerly known as Orquesta La Romana has been voted the best Latin band in the D.C. Metro area for ten consecutive years. The band has a trajectory of over thirty years and a mission of always delivering excellent music with power and precision for the dancer.
  • Edwin Ortiz was born and raised in East Harlem, New York City and is a product of the Johnny Colon Music School. He has learned and taken the example of the best in Salsa music, like Ray Barretto, Willie Colon and Larry Harlow. Keeping the tradition alive, he has surrounded himself with the best in the business. Edwin Ortiz Y La Mafia Del Guaguanco is an ensemble of musicians who are masters at their craft. The band has played alongside internationally known artists like Hector Tricoche, Adalberto Santiago, Frankie Vazquez, Jerry Rivera, Lalo Rodriguez, Luisito Carrion, Junior Gonzalez, Cano Estremera, El Gran Combo de Puerto Rico, Tito Nieves, Frankie Ruiz, Tommy Olivencia, Los Hermanos Moreno, Oscar D’Leon, Luis Enrique, Grupo Niche, Johnny Ventura, La Sonora Ponceña amongst others. Edwin Ortiz Y La Mafia Del Guaguanco will pack the dance floor and will always deliver the contagious excitement of our Latin music.

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