Get moving to a vibrant blend of salsa, cumbia, samba and other pan-Latin genres with the groovy rhythms of this 12-piece powerhouse. Parranderos Latin Combo (PLC) is a Latin music group based in Des Moines, Iowa. Composed of a robust lineup of guitars, assorted percussion, woodwinds, trumpet and fiery vocals, PLC is a staple of the jazz fusion and pan-Latin music scene in the Midwest. Paying equal homage to the multinational genres that the members hail from, including Ecuador, Chile and Puerto Rico, PLC’s live performance and repertoire is a sun-soaked, dance-ready experience that one simply can’t get enough of.
The group’s self-titled debut album includes nine original songs written in Iowa and recorded in San Juan, Puerto Rico by multi-GRAMMY Award-winning engineers Ramon Martinez and Carlos Velazquez. Their collaboration was recognized for its artistic diversity and funded in part by the Iowa Arts Council and the National Endowment for The Arts. Parranderos Latin Combo keeps Latin music alive and richly diverse in Iowa and beyond.