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Carlo Lopez on Forming Salsa Group, The Echo Park Project

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Southland Sessions Presents: From high school operas and drive-thru art exhibitions to Chicano comedies and underground DJ sets—we are showcasing the vibrancy of arts and culture across our city today.

Latin Sounds: Meet the Musicians is a podcast hosted by Mitch Glickman and featuring musicians who would have performed during the 15th season of LACMA's concert series Latin Sounds.

Title: Latin Sounds: Meet the Musicians - The Echo Park Project's Carlo Lopez
Presented by: LACMA
Originally aired: June 2020
Host: Mitch Glickman
Guest: Carlo Lopez

For the first episode in the series, Mitch Glickman speaks with Carlo Lopez, discussing his roots in New York, the start of his career, coming to Los Angeles, developing The Echo Park Project, and teasing new projects that are in the works.

About LACMA
Committed to showcasing a multitude of art histories, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art  exhibits and interprets works of art from new and unexpected points of view that are informed by the region’s rich cultural heritage and diverse population.

About the Series
Latin Sounds would have opened its 15th season with one of Southern California’s leading salsa bands, The Echo Park Project. In place of the live concert, we present Latin Sounds: Meet the Musicians, an audio interview series hosted by Mitch Glickman.

About the Artist
The Echo Park Project was created in 2006 by percussionist Carlo Lopez. The group recreates the legendary salsa style of NYC. Their repertoire is a combination of original material and hot 70’s cover tunes.

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