Walther Lozada Floriano passed away last Monday, July 25, and left a great void in Peruvian cumbia. As he knew that none of his children (Bianca, Arturo and Katia) inherited his artistic vein, the manager of the success of
harmony 10 decided to bet on his nephew Leandro Lozada and his grandson Mathias Lozadawho had already manifested a gift for singing.
Who is Leandro Lozada?
Leandro Lozada He is the nephew of Walther Lozada and the son of Javier Lozada Floriano, director of Armonía 10 and who has worked in the group for more than 37 years. From a very young age, Leandro proved to have the artistic vein of his family. His first event was when he was 4 years old, when he sang “Niña tú” together with Luigui Carbajal.
The young man, whose birthday was the day after the death of Walther Lozada, attended secondary school at the San Ignacio de Loyola school in Piura. Initially, he aspired to study music abroad, but his plans changed in the pandemic, so in 2020 he expressed his desire to apply to the National Conservatory of Music.
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“Here in Peru there are very good music schools, and the one that interests me the most is the Conservatory. I talked with my parents and we came to the conclusion that as soon as I finish my studies, I will apply”, he stated for the cultural program “El sonido y la Piura”.
Leandro Lozada, heir to Armonía 10, demonstrates his great talent for singing. Photo: Facebook Leandro Lozada
Through his social networks, Leandro demonstrates his great talent for singing and his love for New Wave songs such as “What will become of you?”, by the great Roberto Carlos. It didn’t take long for the praise to pour in on Facebook.
At the end of 2021, Leandro was temporarily presented as a new member of Armonía 10 and it is expected that in the future he will take the reins of the orchestra that in 2022 celebrates its 50 years of artistic career.
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“With great emotion, we officially present to you who will occupy a place in our ranks, Leandro Lozada Yañez, the heir to the cumbia of Armonía 10, son of maestro Javier Lozada. Leandro will accompany us all summer, and then he will return to his classes because he is training to be a professional singer and artist. In Armonía 10 we are training new talents, to continue with the legacy of Peruvian cumbia throughout Peru and the world”, read the statement that was published on social networks.
Meet Leandro Lozada, the heir to Armonía 10 who follows in the footsteps of Christian Yaipén in Grupo 5. Photo: Instagram capture
On the group’s 47th anniversary, Leandro Lozada surprised the fans of Armonía 10 by performing “Lágrima por lágrima”, one of the orchestra’s most successful songs, in front of more than 8,000 people. The presentation was immortalized on YouTube and exceeded 120,000 views. “It was my favorite song, so I decided to talk to my father and he told me: ‘Let’s go to the studio to tune you up, so you can do it well.’ That’s where I launched my first song, ”recalled the teenager.
Who is Mathias Lozada?
Mathías Lozada, grandson of Walther Lozada, is one of the heirs of Armonía 10. Photos: Facebook Arturo Lozada
Another of the musical heirs of Armonía 10 is little Mathias Lozada, son of Arturo Lozada Silupu, the third of the descendants of the late music producer. Through his social networks, Walther Lozada’s grandson also makes known his talent for singing.
Although so far there has been no official presentation for Mathias, Don Walter had the little boy record the song “Muchachita de Verano”, together with Leandro Lozada, and published the video clip on YouTube. So far, the clip has already exceeded 135,000 views.