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The Ecuadorian Four Memories Band (Los 4 del Recuerdo)
was formed in 1997 which is consisting of four popular
trouvadours who love their musical traditions.
Since then, their artistic inspiration and passion have
led them to create a number of enduring musical works.
Their passionate and original melodies have made them
favorites of Ecuadorean radio.
band features Ivan Salazar on percussion and lead vocalist,
Renan Diaz on guitar and backup vocals, Marcelo Cruz,
on electric bass and backup vocals; and, Mauricio Lopez,
on the uniquely Latin American guitar the requinto and
backup vocals, Mauricio Lopez also on requinto and percussion.
Roberto Diaz and Marcelo Armijos provide technical assistance.
4 del Recuerdo’s CD contains traditionally-minded
compositions in the pasacalle, sanjuanito, yaravi and
bolero genres. The band aims to take their unique sound
which mixes traditional melodies with a signature sound
to a greater Latin audience.
Galapagos track on their first CD, has become an anthem
in this famed island province of Ecuador. On Galapagos
radio stations, the song regularly opens the broadcast
day after the playing of the national anthem.
fact, the Galapagos government, the San Cristobal Municipality
and the Province Dance Center organized the Cultural Artistic
Festival as part of Ecuadorian Day, (Oct 28 – Nov
3, 2002). The band had the honor of being invited as an
artistic representation of Continental Ecuador.
band’s mission is to perpetuate and immortalize
Ecuadorian cultural music.