Armando Cordoba

costa rica

Music has always been deeply rooted in his life. From the age of 5, his involvement in his already musical family was evident. Influences ranging from Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, and Air Supply to Jose Jose, Nat King Cole only scratched the surface to his ever expanding quest for musical knowledge and history.   In 1994, Armando teamed up with 11 time Grammy® winner, mentor and Santana percussionist Karl Perazzo to form the award winning renowned salsa band Avance. Armando’s work and experience has had him take on different projects; working with and collaborating with the likes of Sheila E, Carlos Santana, George Benson, Al Jerreau, Tony Lindsay, WAR, Luis Miguel, and Prince Royce.

In 2012, Armando took part in the recording and production of the Pacific Mambo Orchestra (PMO). Pleasantly surprised, the album won the 2013 Grammy® for Best Tropical Album beating out the likes of Marc Anthony and Carlos Vives. Armando officially joined PMO in 2014 as lead singer of the group. Through it all, being a father and husband remained constant, with the Grammy® win fueling the inspiration and drive to what would eventually be the makings of his first solo project. 10 years in the making, the project named CORDOBA will finally be making its debut! Fusing rock, pop, and R&B while injecting the tropical rhythms of vallenato, salsa, and reggae.

Through The Fire

Feat. Armando Cordoba

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“Through the Fire” written by David Foster and sung by Chaka Khan has been recorded many times, but PMO’s version is certainly one that sticks out due to the horn-heavy arrangement and dazzling vocals.

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Christelle Durandy

france

Of Reunion Island and French West Indies ancestry, Christelle Durandy combines colors of a rich tapestry of musical experiences as she began performing and touring at an early age with her family-based troupe in France. Under their guidance, she honed in on musical skills that she later developed during her apprenticeship in Europe, Cuba, and The U.S. Christelle has continually garnered critical praise for her passionate and fierce live performances, and has mesmerized audiences worldwide.

Preserving her stylings, Christelle has brought her musical colors to diverse projects: Paul Carlon Octet, Edward Perez Festejation. She has been featured with Toshi Reagon and Allison Miller “Celebrate the Great Women of Blues and Jazz”, John Benitez, Luis Enrique, La India, Max Pollak RumbaTap, Ricky Ford and Ze Big Band, Ran Blake, Climbing Poetree, just to name a few.

 

Mi Carnaval

Feat. Christelle Durandy

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After quickly establishing the bridge to the past, PMO moves on to the likely 2020 Summer hit “Mi Carnaval”, a blockbuster dance track featuring powerhouse female singer Christelle Durandy.

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BRAULIO BARRERA

PERU

Born in Peru Braulio Barrera started playing Peruvian folkloric music at age 5 on the Cajon, claves, bell Congas and Bongo. Once mastering the streets of Peru, he moved to L.A.  to play with Chino Espinoza, Tabaco Eron, among many others in the Salsa scene. He’s been on endless recording playing percussion and as lead vocals.

 

Currently, Braulio plays with Pacific Mambo Orchestra and Montuno Swing  weekly. You can hear Braulios percussion and Lead Vocals on a brand New Track by Montuno Swing written and Produced by Christian Tumalan: Renta de Tula.

Mr. B's Mambo

Feat. Braulio Barrera

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Mr. B’s Mambo leaves no doubt about the direct lineage to the Big 3 Machito, Tito Puente and Tito Rodriguez - an original Mambo at its finest with anything but subtle hints at the great Mambos from the ’50s.

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