Lawrence Daniel Ibarra Perdigón
The Vanguardia Orchestra was born on May 28, 2001, the name of Vanguardia comes because I always ahead of what I wanted and break the barriers, beginnings date back to 1974 in Block 6 of January 23 in Caracas, musicians rehearsing: Cheo Navarro, Miguel Pacheco, el Gordo Zambrano, Miguel Diaz, Edgar Dolor Quijada and my older brother who supports me and gives me a drum set.
My first professional presentation was with a group called Clave and Son de Caricuao, the director was David Zurita, I made my debut as a chorus singer, imagine if we only alternated with the Caribbean Classical Sonero, that was on May 1st 1983, then in 1985 I began my career as a bongosero in the Fundarte Workshops in the Aquiles Nazoa Library with Professor Orlando Poleo until 1987, the Orchestra Conductorship came later.
The Orquesta Vanguardia is made up of 12 musicians, all of whom have great experience and professionalism. The orchestra is made up of Vicente Frigeiro 1st trumpet, Douglas Villarreal 2nd trumpet arranger, and Miguel Sánchez 1st trombone. 2nd trombone Wilfredo Calderón, Percussion, Oliver Meneses timbal, Richard Avila tumbadoras, Jackson Monterola bongo and bell, piano Douglas Madera arranger and director, bass Elio Torres, singers and choirs José Cedeño, Pedro Rivera and Lawrence Ibarra.
We have alternated, with figures like Hildemaro, Bailatino, Erick Francheski, Grupo madera. Manuel Guerra, Watussi, Naty y Su Orquesta, Noche Caliente, Son Madera Son, Mandinga Star Band, Orquesta Sabor y Swing, Orquesta La Oportunidad, Orquesta Saraguey, Sabor a Pueblo, Orquesta Sinsaye de Venezuela, Agrupación los Tan Tan, Pibo Marquez and his Criollo download, El Combo de Venezuela, Javier Plaza, music lovers meeting in Cali Colombia sharing on Channel 14 with Samir Bazzi and Eddie Saa Colombian singer, Radio Z te Prende with the Pepezon Cali Colombia.
As a bongosero I started in 1985 going through several groups such as: Clave y Son, Son Bacara, Son 27, until 2001 when I founded my own orchestra today Vanguardia, but it was for a short time in the Bongo with Vanguardia.
Beginning as a singer, thanks to the great teacher Oswaldo Morales, well known for his hits like Cinco Centavitos and Ella, I studied with him for about three years. In 2005 I recorded my first production entitled Marcando la Diferencia with 11 songs like SABROSITO by Jose Reina, Cheo Navarro’s Fashion Orchestra, Quiero llorar , Ni llanto ni Flores , Déjalo Volar by Composer Angel Flores, Escaleras de tu Mente by Fran Quintero and Ciriaco by Pedro Rivera With this first production we traveled to Cali and made ourselves known to the public.
I have 8 songs of which 6 are Originals and 2 versions of songs like; Eres tu this is the promotional song that has its video clip that can be viewed on YouTube, as Lawrence and his orchestra Vanguardia.
I want to cry by Elias Escalona, Eduardo Serrano’s Barlovento, Viejo Chévere by Maestro Luis María Frómita (Billo), Guayabera no dé, Dame otra Tarde by Maestro Alfredy Bogado, Ven y Vacila by myself as well as Eres tu debuting as a composer and Vanguardia Son by Douglas Villarreal Arranger of this second production, Jose Guachafa Guzmán , Jose Tuky Torres, Douglas Madera and Douglas Villarreal.
Tours presentations clear promotional tour to Cali Colombia, Peru, Mexico presentations contrasts in VTV, covers in Venevision, Cota 800 Alba, Gaveguero and Bellaglio.
Promotional tour of Colombia in 2019, cities like Bogota and Cali, participating in radio and television, Fairs of Cali, currently I have my third production which consists of 9 unreleased songs and two video clips, Esa Mujer and Block 6 and placed on YouTube by the hand of Alfredo Montilla, musicians who participated Pianos: Douglas Madera and Sammy Infante, Bass: José Guachafa Guzmán, Julito Antillano and Eliot torres, Percussion: José Cheo Navarro, Carlos Guzmán, Enrique Sojo and Oliver Meneses, Trumpets: Vicente Frigueiro, Luis Ruiz and Douglas Villarreal, Trombones: Miguel Sánchez, Singers and Chorus, Edgar Dolor Quijada, Pedro Rivera, José Cedeño and Lawrence Ibarra, Recorded at Requena Studios, Recording Technician Francisco Requena.
Currently I have been 3 year in my new facet as a broadcaster, by the Emisora Oye Ven on 106.9 FM with the program that comes out every Saturday from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm which is entitled “En Vanguardia con Ritmo Salsa y Sabor” which I support the Venezuelan with talent, ephemeral music reviews and where everyone sounds.
Musical Production, Douglas Madera and Douglas Villarreal, Executive Production, Lawrence Ibarra
Photography by Alfredo Montilla
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Article of Interest: José Madera Niño “Salsa became part of my growth”