Norma Tanega and Robert Grajeda, known in this galaxy as The Latin Lizards, play a "delicioso" blend of Latin Jazz and Pop.
Norma is a painter, composer and musician who has recorded several albums, one of which included "Walkin'My Cat Named Dog", a top-ten hit song in 1967. She sings and plays a variety of percussion instruments including a custom set of ceramic drums (congas, djembes and dumbeks) which are featured on the album. Norma's Panamanian and Filipino roots give the songs an earthy and exotic flavor. Her warmth and joy make you smile and dance every time you listen to her sing and play.
Robert plays keyboards, percussion and sings, bringing his L.A. Latin Jazz feel and traditional Mexican folk influences to the mix. He adds the "salsa y bembé" to the "Latin Lizard's". "Growing up listening to traditional boleros, cha cha cha, mambo AND all the pop and jazz in the Eley area since 1950-something, you can't help but get infected with the beat and let it flow out through your songs."
This first CD of original songs was recorded and produced by Robert and Norma in Robert's studio in Claremont, CA. Look for our next release in July, 2002. Contact us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.