Parranderos Latin Combo (PLC) is a Latin music group based in Des Moines, IA. The group’s self-titled debut album includes 9 original songs written in Iowa and recorded in San Juan, Puerto Rico by Grammy award winning engineers Ramon Martinez and Carlos Velazquez. This collaboration between the 14 musicians from South America, The Caribbean and the Midwest, was funded in part by the Iowa Arts Council and the National Endowment for The Arts. Exploring musical styles such as Salsa, Cumbia, Samba and more, Parranderos Latin Combo keeps Latin music alive and diverse in Iowa and beyond.
Photos by King Au
Photo Production by Larry Williams, Digital Art by Stefan Seskis
King Au graduated from Iowa State University with a Masters Degree in architecture. He practiced architecture before becoming a full time commercial photographer. For the last 30 years, his range of work includes editorial, retail, and conceptual work. King is very interested in human, sound, shape, and environmental interactions.
“I think I have one of the best creative teams.” Both Larry Williams, and Stefan Seskis have been on board for over 10 years.
“Blending time, shapes, and emotions really interested me." -King