Parranderos Latin Combo (PLC) plays a mixture of folk and urban music from Latin America.
BAND MEMBERS: Fernando Aveiga – Guitar & Vocals, Eddie Colon – Bass, Roland Hart – Clarinet, Tim Sanders – Saxophone/Vocals, Chris Walck – Trombone, Dave Rezek – Trumpet, Andy Poppen – Trumpet, Nick Leo – Piano/Accordion/Cuatro, John Kizilarmut – Percussion, Marcelo Arevalo – Percussion/Vocals, Michael Nuñez – Percussion/Vocals, Ryan Mullin -Percussion/Vocals
Parranderos Latin Combo’s self-titled debut album includes 9 original compositions written in Iowa and recorded in San Juan, Puerto Rico by Grammy award winning engineers Ramon Martinez and Carlos Velazaquez. The collaboration between the 14 musicians hailing from South America, The Carribean and the MIdwest was funded in part by the Iowa Arts Council and the National Endowment for Arts. Exploring musical styles such as salsa,cumbia, merengue, samba and more Parranderos keeps the music lively and the Latin music movement in Iowa and beyond alive and diverse.
KIND WORDS FROM COLLABORATORS
“Parranderos production transported me to a journey around the Americas… Center, South and Caribbean… I enjoyed each minute of the project, thanks for making me part of it.” - Ramón Martínez, Playbach Studio
“La producción de Parranderos me transportó a un viaje por toda las Américas ! Centro, Sur y el Caribe.. Disfruté cada minuto del proyecto, gracias por hacerme parte.” - Ramón Martínez, Playbach Studio
“Parranderos Latin Combo’s CD is a compilation of the most energetic & danceable music genres in one same production. It was an honor to have been part of this CD production. Many hours of non-stop work in order to obtain perfection. I don’t stop listening to the tracks. It’s a classic!” – Heriberto C Roque, Playbach Studio
PLC2PR PROJECT - Taking Iowa To Puerto Rico & Vice Versa
With the generous help of the Iowa Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts Iowa’s own Parranderos Latin Combo (PLC) created their first studio album with Grammy Award winning producer Ramon Martinez this February in Puerto Rico. The first collaboration of its kind, the album includes 9 original songs, ranging from cumbia to salsa to merengue, and feature Iowa-based musicians hailing from Ecuador, Peru and Puerto Rico. Born in Iowa, and reared through a strong Latin influence, the recording will not be the only product to emerge from this project. PLC’s time spent in Puerto Rico promises to plant a seed of new alliances, place Iowa on the Latin music map, and spur a richer cultural fabric for our state.
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