Jorge Parra Jr. is a percussionist and a producer born in 1985 in Barranquilla, Colombia. He studied music in Medellin and Buenos Aires, Argentina. He has collaborated with artists like Joe Arroyo, Charlie Zaa, Iván Villazón, Jorge Oñate, Los Gigantes del Vallenato, Maelo Ruiz, Binomio de Oro, Fruko y sus Tesos, Oscar D’León, Diego Galo, Lebron Brothers, David Canizares and Ramani Latino. Currently, he is working for the record label “Discos Fuentes.”
How we met:
We met Jorge Parra Jr. in Medellín during the recording of “La Tierra del Olvido.” He recorded the cowbell on the song. The cowbell, sometimes considered a minor percussion, often plays an important role in Latin Music as it is sometimes the only instrument who plays the downbeat in the rhythm section.