San Jose – Cuba's Los Van Van, dubbed "the Rolling Stones of salsa," will perform at The Conga Room in Los Angeles on Sept. 15.
The concert was originally set for Aug. 4, but had to be postponed when U.S. authorities refused to issue a visa for one of the band's members, Conga Room management said Wednesday in a press release.
Los Van Van has found another musician to replace the drummer barred by the State Department.
The group's founder and leader, Juan Formell, "expressly committed to have the band in Los Angeles for a magical performance in September," the Conga Room said.
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.