June 14, 2019
FOR INMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Carlo Lopez, 323.371.2648
The Echo Park Project releases 5th CD, “El Pin Pin Pon”
Los Angeles, CA – The Echo Park Project, a veteran band from the Los Angeles salsa scene, has
release its 5th CD, “El Pin Pin Pon,” and continues in the tradition of New York’s “salsa dura,”
with new compositions arranged by Grammy-winner Oscar Hernandez.
With a total of 12 songs, this CD combines original songs along with new arrangements of some
of the best songs of Tite Curet Alonzo and Oscar Hernandez, all representatives of the exciting
and unique style of salsa played in New York in the seventies. In total, “El Pin Pin Pon” has six
original compositions from songwriters like Johnny Crespo Estrella and Lino Iglesia, that capture
the seventies flavor with a modern touch.
One of the highlight of the CD are its featured guests, among them percussionists Johnny Dandy
Rodriguez and George Delgado; singers Jorge Maldonado, Freddy Crespo, and Daniel Castillo;
and legendary arrangers including Joe Mannozzi and Oscar Hernandez.
“In our fifth production, the focus was to encourage creativity and originality inside the music
style that we love, hence the number of new compositions. Songs like “El Pin Pin Pon” or
“Zabaramba” will be sure to be a hit with dancers and music lovers alike,” said Carlo Lopez, the
bands founder, who produced and engineered the CD.
Other songs featured in this CD, like “El Pasito Del Shingalin,” “Echo Park Cha Cha,” “ Señor
Salsa,” and “Borinquen La Flor” are all new compositions that will resonate with salsa lovers all
over the world.
Born and raised in Brooklyn, Carlo López moved to Los Angeles in 1992, were he founded The
Echo Park Project, a 12 piece-band with some of the best local salsa musicians, who are once
again featured in this project: John Belzaguy, Joey de Leon, Giancarlo Anderson, Jonathan
Montes, Eddie Resto, Steve “Mofongo” Giraldo, Serafin Aquilar, Tomas M López, Hunberto
Ruiz Jr, Frank Fontaine and the new lead singer of the band, Roosevelt Cordova.
For more information about “The Echo Park Project: “El Pin Pin Pon” or
to purchase the CD on-line please go to