OGDEN -- Royal Heritage will perform a free concert at Elim Lutheran Church, 575 23rd St., at 4 p.m. Sunday.
The Royal Heritage musicians are Jose Bonilla and Carlos Eligio Garcia.
Bonilla, founder of Royal Heritage Music, celebrates 46 years as a professional musician. His Latin musical influences include: ranchero, cumbia, traditional, Latino, guapango and bolero/waltz.
Bonilla began a passionate music career as a young child singing in his El Salvadorian country barrio with ranchero cumbia music. He began performing professionally at age 13.
Bonilla, who fled the war in El Salvador in 1980 and entered the U.S., will take the oath as a United States citizen this month.
Garcia plays the harp, bandola, llanera, mandolina, cuatro, charango, guitar, keyboard and percussion.
He represented Venezuela in Colombia at the Festival Ibague. He played for the Venezuelan government in its Capitol building. And as part of the Araucanos Ensemble, his high-profile professional career extended over 28 years in South America.
In 1996, 1997 and 1998, Garcia was invited to Utah from South America to play at Brigham Young University, Liberty Park and Living Traditions Cultural Festival (contracted by the state of Utah through Craig Miller).
He says he relocated to West Valley City after seeing this beautiful state and its people.
Royal Heritage has released four professional compact discs: "Carousel de la Alegria" ("Carousel of Joy"), in 2005; "Amigos De Parranda" ("Fiesta Friends"), in 2007; "For Days Gone By: Aromas Del Ayer" ("Yesterday's Aromas," in 2008; and "Call of the Phoenix: Mosaic," in 2012.
Refreshments at the concert will be provided by Iglesia Crecimiento Cristiano, a Spanish-language congregation that "nests" in Elim's building.
The concert is funded by Lutheran Social Services of Utah. The public is invited, and there will be no admission charge.
For more information, call Elim's office at 801-394-5543 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.