Abdias Ernesto Garcia

Abdias Ernesto Garcia

BandLatinWorld

A vibrant and sophisticated blend of afrocaribbean rhythms lay the framework for the poetic and soulful voice of a new generation of latin music. This experiment of life in song will keep your ears open,heart pounding and hips swaying.Feel good music for any walk of life.

Biography

Abdias Garcia is a skilled multi-instrumentalist . He has understood and spoken the universal language of music since the tender age of 2 when he began playing percussion on his grandma's pots and pans. Since his birth in Santurce, Puerto Rico in 1978, Abdias has been living in the experiment of life and music.

This year, in early summer, Abdias will be releasing his first solo album, 'El Experimento de La Vida'. ‘El Experimento de La Vida', is filled to the brim with Latin experimental folk music. The tracks in this album include an array of original material written, performed & produced by Abdias with guest appearances by some of Orlando's greatest musicians. Abdias has also fused his multiversal music style with the tunes of notable Caribbean, South American and European staples including Amalia Rodrigues and Mercedes Sosa.

From the days of his youth when his uncles introduced him to some of the greatest musical concoctions in their 78 Vinyl records, to currently producing albums for performing artists in his Orlando, FL studio , Abdias has soundly embraced music as a part of himself in his life long journey. During his youth, Abdias began to build his artistry from scratch through winning talent shows and international competitions , studying at La Escuela Libre de Puerto Rico as he trained and played with the likes of Tito Puente & Giovanni Hidalgo, also performing in concert halls with Awilda Carbia ( a prominent Puerto Rican Comedian), working alongside musical director Tito Curet Alonso, performing with El Gran Combo de Puerto Rico and playing on stage with Willie Colon.

Included within the ample boundaries of Abdias’ current experience are choices he made in his life which gave his musical path a direction that incited him to acquire the knowledge of a life in music through his own efforts. During that phase of his life Abdias began to rediscover the range of his talent while songwriting, singing, playing, recording and touring with various bands such as Sato, State of Head, Rising Lion, Junkie rush, El Corillo and also gained much experience working as a Production Manager/talent for a local music instructional company.

The sum of Abdias' experiences to this day and everything they entail have lead Abdias to seek a revolution within the entrails of his soul in a relatable cathartic experience which he manifests in his album, ‘El Experimento de la Vida‘. He actively seeks the opportunity to be a part of interesting cultural exchanges & global musical projects as a producer, songwriter and performer in order to weave a musical fabric of diverse cultures along the way. Through life, its ups and downs and everything in between, Abdias continues to persevere as he declares in his version of the song La Cigarra by Mercedes Sosa, "I am here surviving and I've kept on singing".

Discography

El Experimento De La Vida_Debut Album

Set List

Originals:
Yo Busco
Amor Bueno
Como La Cigarra
Estranha Forma De Vida
Luz En Mi Corazon
Love When You Can
Who Do You Love
To Fall

Covers:
From Tito Puente to Marvin Gaye,Stevie Wonder,Ruben Blades,Curtis Mayfield,Mongo Santamaria,Juan Luis Guerra,Carlos Vives,Los Lobos,Santana,Marc Anthony,Hector Lavoe,Prince and more...

1-4 forty five minute sets.
45 minute sets