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La Verdad is the premier West Coast Latin music ensemble. A collective of world-class musicians embodying the truth of the Los Angeles Latin experience. Collectively led by Grammy award winning singer-songwriter Gabriel Gonzalez (Quetzal, Boogaloo Assassins), Keyboardist Matt Amper (Mark Anthony, Alberto Santiago) Keyboardist Joe Rotundi (Poncho Sanchez, Oscar Hernandez) Percussionist Joey De Leon (L.A Sessions, Kevin Eubanks, Spanish Harlem Organization, Queen Latifah) 
Bassist Rigoberto Lopez  (Adalberto Alvarez y Su Son, Panchito Alonso)

Bassist Ross Shodek (Poncho Sanchez, Pete "El Conde" Rodriguez) Trumpeteer Arturo Solar (Juan Gabriel, Marco-Antonio Solis)

Trumpeteer Steve Giraldo (Makina Loka, Echo Park Project) Percussionist Alfred Ortiz (Poncho Sanchez, Celia Cruz) Trombónist Humberto Ruiz Jr. (Luis Enrique, Jungle Fire) Percussionist Jose "Papo" Rodriguez (Tito Puente and his Latin Jazz All-Stars) Percussionist Giancarlo Anderson (Poncho Sanchez, Jerry Rivera) Boasting a traditional and original repertoire that spans the scope of Latin American route music including Salsa, Cha-Cha, Boogaloo, Latin Soul and much more. 

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Gabrielito y LA VERDAD is an acclaimed World Music Artist. They began seeing professional success around 2019 with the release of Oye Muñeca (Independent 

Release). Gabriel's career spans the wide range of Television, Theater, Film,

Touring, Vocal session,

Commercials and Live Performances . Actor, singer, songwriter. Touring and sharing the billing with some of yesterday’s and today’s most celebrated performers. Camilo Sesto, Lalo Guerrero, Juan Gabriel, Los Van Van,and Celia Cruz. Toured with formed part for over many years with Grammy award winning band, East Los Ángeles, QUETZAL.  He took part in the musical “In the Heights” by acclaimed Tony, Pulitzer, Grammy winning composer/lyricist Lin-Manuel Miranda as principal characters of the 2011-2012 North American National Tour. Currently working in Salsa community in the West Coast and abroad with bands such as Boogaloo Assassins, scheduled to release their second CD in 2021 along with his own Gabrielito y LA VERDAD putting finishing touches on their first CD anticipating a release in  2021. 

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La Verdad – LACMA - 07-06-19