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Band members and original countries: Danny, Dominican Republic; Eddy, Guatemala; and Elvis, Dominican RepublicType of music played: Reggaeton, bachata and merengueWhen was the band formed? Ten years ago, but have been playing live just eight months.Who have you opened for? Jerry Rivera, Eddie Santiago, El General, Tito Nieves and Fulanito.What’s a memorable event the band has played: Manuel Molina’s Carnival in DenverCDs and albums: Our first release is coming out at the beginning of 2007.

Band members and original countries: Edgar García (director), Pastora, San Luís de Potosí, Mexico; Lalo García, Pastora, San Luís de Potosí; Pepe Garcia Pastora, San Luís de Potosí; Julian Silva, Santa Clara, Durango, Mexico; Abel Munoz Ignacio, Allende, Chihuahua, Mexico; and Raul Benzor Cuahutemoc, Chihuahua, Mexico. Manager is Oscar Lopez.Type of music played: Regional Mexicana and norteñaWhen was the band formed? Five years ago – the group was born in the Roaring Fork Valley and keeps working for the entertainment of the locals and tourists.CDs and albums: Have one album called “Entre Tequilas,” the second release is coming at the end of October 2006.

Band members and original countries: Manuel Macias (director), Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua, Mexico; Manuel Héctor Loera, Cuahutemoc, Chihuahua; German Garcia, El Salvador; Amir Garcia, Chiapas, Mexico; Cecilio Garcia, Zacatecas, Mexico; and Gilberto Fuentes, Guerrero, MexicoType of music played: Norteña, duranguense and cumbiaWhen was the band formed? One year ago – our group is the fusion of two countries, joined to sing to our people and to help them grow.CDs and albums: Coming soon in December, a big surprise for fans. With the support of sponsors, we’ll be giving our fans CDs from singer Manuel Hector Loera. Our first release is coming next year.

Band members and original countries: Noel Argueta (Director), El Salvador; Luis, Guatemala; Salvador, Guatemala; Alberto, El Salvador; Salvador, El Salvador; Hugo, El Salvador; Mario, El Salvador; Ismael, Belize; Fernando, El Salvador; Mauricio, El Salvador; Galileo, El Salvador; Dailin, El SalvadorType of music played: Tropical, cumbias and merengueWhen was the band formed? One year ago in El Jebel – we continue working together for fans and to get our first album.CDs and albums: Coming next year

Birthplace: Chiguaga, MexicoOccupation: School teacher for about 25 yearsHow did you learn to play music? I learned the love for the music from my mother, who taught me and my brothers different instruments and vocal techniques.Have you ever played with a band? I had a musical group in Mexico but then decided to play solo. I sing as a hobby, to entertain friends and family at parties and special occasions. I’m versatile with the instruments I play and the style of music I sing, from traditional Mexican music to ballads and pop music.

Birthplace: ArgentinaHow long have you lived in the United States? For about 19 yearsFamily information: Married to a veterinarian; two teenage kids, 16 and 18 years oldHow did you get started performing? I’ve been dancing since I was 4 years old. I have 11 years of classical ballet, with a degree; three years of tap dancing; eight years of jazz and Spanish dancing; two years of Ukrainian dancing, and some break dancing, hip hop, salsa, merengue, martial art kickboxing and swordsmanship experience. I’ve been belly dancing for 212 years, and teach a dance aerobics class called Picante at Colorado Mountain College. I also entertain at local events, parties and the Wheeler Opera House in Aspen.

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