“Traigo Melao” his third and most recent production
The 2012 Grammy® winner and Dominican Percussionist based in Miami, Daniel Peña brings back a dream team for his new album titled “Traigo Melao” in a remastered and limited edition production available today on all digital platforms.
It is an album that contains 9 songs, it is very special for me, not only because of the musicians and singers that accompany me, but also because it includes important songs in my life such as ‘Lirio de los Lirios’ where there is a version played by my dad on acoustic accordion, remembering my childhood when he played it for me and my brothers, but there is also another version of this same song played by Bobby Cruz as a tribute to my father” expressed emotionally Daniel Peña who presents his third studio production.
This album was masterfully interpreted by artists Ismael Miranda, Meñique, Raulin Rosendo, Hector “Pichie” Perez, Odilio Gonzalez, Paquito Guzman, Bobby Cruz, José Alberto El Canario.
Among the top musicians that “Traigo Melao” includes along with its producer and percussionist Daniel Peña, Charlie “Bongo” Santiago, Charlie Sierra, Eddie Montalvo, Sammy García, Tito de Gracia, William “Kachiro” Thompson, Gamalier Reyes, José Madera, John “Dandy” Rodriguez Jr. and Juan Pablo Romero on percussion, while David Irrizary, Diego Giraldo, José Manuel Gutierrez, Johnny Silva, Gamalier Reyes, Jesús “Gumby” Navedo, León Cheva, José Arroyo, Paquito Gúzman and Cheito Quiñonez on backing vocals.
On piano were Gilberto “El Pulpo” Colón, Ricky González, Luis Marin, Óscar Hernández, Richie Ray, Andy Guzman, Carlos Infante and Antulio Mora, while on trumpets were Julián Cifuentes, Carlos De León, Dante Vargas, Ivan Alejandro Odio, Luis “Papo” Marquez and on trombones were Reynaldo Jorge, Daniel López, Alexander Zapata and José Berrios.
Also playing bass on the songs were the talented Salvador Cuevas, Maximo Rodriguez, Luis Rodriguez, Ramses Colon, Pedrito Pérez, Sergio Munera, José R. Santiago and José Velázquez.
The album featured mixing and mastering by Victor “Sonny” Hernandez, acoustic guitar by Rigo Irizarry, violins and string arrangement by Gerardo Aguillon, tres by Nelson Gonzalez, accordion by Maricarmen Vazquez and saxophones by Jose Heredia, Luis Disla and Ismael Vergara.
Daniel Peña is a Dominican producer and percussionist who began his musical career at an early age. During the course of his career he has had the opportunity to record with countless renowned singers and musicians such as: Ismael Miranda, Richie Ray and Bobby Cruz, Jose Alberto “El Canario”, Paquito Guzman, Tito Allen, Larry Harlow, Nicky Marrero, Oscar Hernandez, Willy Rosario among others.
In 2014 he presented his first album titled “Eleven” and in 2017 his second musical project titled “Sancocho” with which he obtained great reviews from the music industry for its quality and high care…
He was a 2012 Grammy® winner and is part of the Remo family featuring his custom congas courtesy of Remo. He is also endorsed by Vic Firth, Soultone Cymbals and Jorg Gray.
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By: Diana Marie Miami Correspondent for International Salsa Magazine.
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