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Pedro Arraiza

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Origin  Santurce, Puerto Rico
Website  www.fielalavega.com
Name  Pedro Arraiza

Instruments  vocals drums
Role  Musician
Years active  1989-present
Music group  Fiel a la Vega
Pedro Arraiza
Born  May 2, 1973 (age 42) (1973-05-02)
Associated acts  Fiel a la Vega Los Arraiza Voladores
Albums  Fiel a la Vega, Un Junte para la Historia
People also search for  Jorge Arraiza, Fiel a la Vega, Ricky Laureano, Tito Auger
Genres  Rock en espanol, Nueva trova, Jazz

Occupation(s)  Musician, Math tutor

Pedro Arraiza (born May 2, 1973 in Santurce, Puerto Rico) is a Puerto Rican musician most known for being the drummer of the Rock en Español band Fiel a la Vega.

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Biography and Career

Pedro Arraiza is the youngest of the five children of Manuel Arraiza and Eneida González. Since he was 8 years old, he pressed by his brothers Jorge and José to learn to play the drums in order to fill the vacant spot they had in their band.

Arraiza then developed interest in bands like The Beatles and The Who. In 1989, after some practicing the brothers formed a band called Los Arraiza Voladores, with cousin Milo Arraiza. At this time, he also developed an interest in Led Zeppelin, which would become his biggest influence.

In 1994, when childhood friends Tito Auger and Ricky Laureano returned from the United States, Pedro and his brother Jorge joined them and formed Fiel a la Vega. The band quickly achieved great success in the island releasing several radio hits and winning several awards. As of 2007, the band has released four studio albums.

Personal life

  • Arraiza is currently finishing his Master's degree in Mathematics from the University of Puerto Rico where he has been a professor and tutor.
  • He is currently married.
  • He practices fencing.
  • Influences

    Aside of the above mentioned The Who, The Beatles, and Led Zeppelin, Pedro mentions drummers Carter Beauford (from Dave Matthews Band), Neil Peart (from Rush), Simon Phillips (from Toto) and Dave Weckl among some of his American influences. He also credits Silvio Rodríguez, Rubén Blades, Haciendo Punto en Otro Son, Ismael Rivera and El Gran Combo among his influences in the tropical and Caribbean music genre.

    Other Collaborations

    Aside of his work with Fiel a la Vega, Pedro occasionally collaborates with his brother José Arraiza in a blues and rocknroll project.

    References

    Pedro Arraiza Wikipedia


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