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Parranderos Latin Combo (PLC) is a Latin music group based in Des Moines, IA.  The group’s self-titled debut album includes 9 original songs written in Iowa and recorded in San Juan, Puerto Rico by Grammy award winning engineers Ramon Martinez and Carlos Velazquez. This collaboration between the 14 musicians from South America, The Caribbean and the Midwest, was funded in part by the Iowa Arts Council and the National Endowment for The Arts. Exploring musical styles such as Salsa, Cumbia, Samba and more, Parranderos Latin Combo keeps Latin music alive and diverse in Iowa and beyond. LISTEN NOW  WATCH NOW

Band Members included in PLC2PR recording:


  • Edwin Custodio – Puerto Rico – Bongo/Campana, Coro, Maracas  
  • José Ignacio Villarreal – Colombia – Coros

Current members include:

Nick Ruckert – Piano, Paul Bridson – Trombone, Dave Bohl – Woodwinds, and Chris Van Leeuwen – Trumpet



“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

“El disco de Los Parranderos Latín Crew es una compilación de los géneros más energéticos & movibles en una misma producción. Fue un honor haber podido ser parte de este disco. Muchas horas de trabajo sin parar para poder lograr la perfección. No me canso de escuchar el disco. Es un clásico.”  – Heriberto C Roque, Playbach Studio



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