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Parranderos Latin Combo & Pillao Rodriguez

  • Iowa State Fairgrounds, E 30th Street & E University Avenue | Des Moines, IA 50317
  • Presented By: Iowa State Fair
  • Dates: August 14, 2022
  • Location: Anne & Bill Riley Stage
  • Start/End Time: 7:00 PM
  • Price: Free w/fair admission
  • Overview

    Parranderos Latin Combo (PLC) is a Latin music band creating original music inspired by Salsa, Cumbia, Son Montuno, Afrobeat, Plena, Joropo, Salsa Dura y mas. The collective of musicians are based between Des Moines & Medellin, Colombia. Live performances are high-energy dance parties worth every dime & drop, infusing Salsa classics with original grooves & compositions mixed to impress hips of discernment into rage. PLC was founded in 2010 by Fernando Aveiga & Ryan Mullin. Juan Sebastian Ramirez Espinosa joined as partner & musical director in 2019 & many inspired/talented musicians from the past & present have added to the ever-evolving collective that is PLC.

    Being one of the greatest exponents of Vallenato folklore music, Pillao Rodríguez was born in Santa Marta, Colombia; he discovered his love for music from an early age. In his artistic career, he has been recognized on numerous occasions for his talent as a singer & composer. In 2010 he was awarded in the Francisco el Hombre festival, he was also the image of the regional channel Telecaribe in 2006, among others. Pillao who has 5 musical productions, 13 video clips & more than a dozen musical hits, is a multifaceted artist who in addition to being a performer also stands out for being a producer, arranger and composer. He has had the initiative to merge Latin rhythms that is why he stands out in the top list of the radio.

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