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 Chicago, Illinois, USA
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El Payo is Flamenco music & dance and more! Their distinct sound is influenced by a rich combination of rumbas, traditional and modern flamenco, as well as their own flamenco fused original songs. Their dynamic, soulful sound keeps your ears at full attention while your eyes focus on the dance.

Biography

El Payo is the only Rumba/Nuevo Flamenco group of its class in Chicago. Its members come from diverse ethnic backgrounds, hailing from countries such as Ecuador, Mexico, and Columbia. Their distinct sound is influenced by a rich combination of rumbas, traditional and modern Flamenco, Flamenco fused original songs, as well as a repertoire of classic Latin American songs done with a different flare. El Payo offers something for all the senses. Their dynamic, soulful sound keeps your ears at full attention while your eyes focus on the intense flamenco dance performances. The group opened up the prestigious 2005 and 2006 USA Flamenco Festival in Chicago. They have opened the stage for such internationally known artists such as Juan Carmona, Pitingo and Lila Downs. They have also appeared on ABCÂ’s Chicagoing with Bill Campell. The group is led by singer David Gonzalez, flamenco guitarist David Chiriboga, percussionist/drummer Raul Fernandez, and dancer/percussionist Edwin Suarez.

Discography

El Payo (2005)

Set List

El Payo plays many flamenco based original songs. It also plays some traditional Flamenco adapted to their arrangments and sound. They can play some covers from such groups as Gipsy Kings, Andy y Lucas, Camaron de la Isla and Alejandro Sanz.