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Pedro Laza Gutiérrez was born in 1904 in the northern Caribbean coastal port city of Cartagena de Las Indias, Colombia, and died there in 1980. After learning several instruments at a young age, Laza went on to study typography and graphic design, but at age 17 he knew that music was his calling, so he learned the bandurria (a type of small guitar), later learning to play the contrabass. At age 21 he founded his first musical group, Estudiantina Bolívar, which was more for informal gatherings of students and friends. In 1948 he began to organize a larger tropical orchestra with trumpets, trombones, saxophones and a rhythm section, called La Orquesta Nueva Granada. In 1952 he founded the Sonora Pelayera (named after San Pelayo, home of the porro), which in 1958 became known as Pedro Laza y sus Pelayeros when, under the supervision of Antonio Fuentes of Discos Fuentes, Laza was contracted to back Puerto Rican bohemian crooner Daniel Santos for the hit album “Candela”.

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