Roberto Carpacho Marin
(Bio as of June 2017)
Roberto Carpacho Marin is a Chicago-based musician originally from Medellin, Colombia. Mr. Marin is an expert in tropical rhythms including salsa, merengue, cumbia and bolero. He founded his band Carpacho and His Super Combo in 1986 with musicians from various Latin American countries in order to create a fusion of different sounds while maintaining authenticity. Mr. Marin has performed at the inaugurations of Mayor Harold Washington and Mayor Richard M. Daley, Jr., The Ethnic Arts Festival of Evanston, Summer Dance Chicago, Latino Festival of Rockford, Lake Front Festival of Waukegan and Saengerfest ‘99 of Blue Island in Illinois; Fiesta Hispana Casa de la Amistad in South Bend, Indiana; and Flower Ball in Atlanta, Georgia. He has played with international groups and singers such as El Gran Combo, Andy Montanez, Oscar de Leon, Jose Feliciano, Eddy Santiago, Grupo Niche, La Sonora Tropical and Jerry Galante.