Lorenzo ‘Papo’ Banda recovering after COVID-19 diagnosis

Lorenzo “Papo” Banda performs at West Texas Blowout in 2019. | Photo: Valdez Ent

Elida Reyna Y Avanteare currently on their Elida’s Block Party Tour and the Latin Grammy-winning group performed this past weekend, but one member of Avante was noticeably absent from the show, bassistLorenzo “Papo” Banda.

The Latin Grammy-winning musician and producergave fans an update via social mediaon Saturday as to his absence.

“A lot of people are calling me asking me, ‘What’s going on? Why were you not with the band?’ This and that. I’m going through COVID right now and I’m almost out of the woods and hopefully this week I’ll be cleared to hit the road again with my family (Avante),” hesaid in the video.

“I just wanted to share that with friends, family, and fans since I hadn’t told anybody,” he continued. “I’m doing great, doing a lot better, just waiting to get cleared.”

Banda is scheduled for another COVID-19 test on Wednesday and hopes to rejoin the band on tour.

Elida Reyna Y Avante | Courtesy photo

Elida Reyna Y Avante are scheduled to kick offVegas Tejano Music Weekon Thursday, August 19 for theVegas Vibe Pool PartypresentsElida’s Vegas Block Partywith special guestsSouth Tx Homiesat Westgate Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada for the 17th annualTejano Music National Convention.

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