La R” (which stands for “The R”) is led by brothers Tito and Axel Rodriguez. The peculiar name is based on the letter R being so predominant in their family which includes their grandfather and father being named Ramon Rodriguez and their mother Rita Flores. La R is based in Toa Baja, Puerto Rico and performs traditional Plena with the addition of piano, saxophone and trombone. Tito, who is also a folklorist, describes their music as a combination of social and colloquial themes in a very danceable form of Plena. La R last production (La Recompensa – The Reward) was recently selected as being among the top 20 productions in Puerto Rico in 2018.
The remaining members of La R are Rubén Matos, Jorge de Jesús, Oscar Oller, Amílcar Carrión and Erick Robles.