Daniel Jimenez Afanador
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Daniel Jimenez Afanador

Los Angeles, California, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2012 | SELF

Los Angeles, California, United States | SELF
Established on Jan, 2012
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“All The Same” by Daniel Jimenez Afanador feat. Elan Atias is a musically well done song that positively seeks to explore the idea that “despite perceived differences we all have similar dreams, struggles and feelings.”

The song is beautifully executed and exceptionally arranged, incorporating an amazingly delightful woodwind and brass section bridge toward the end of the song.

The song and video for “All The Same” reflect a joyful and hopeful vibe that is both bright and optimistic.

With “All The Same,” Daniel demonstrates that he is not only a remarkable singer and songwriter, but also an artist that strives to make music that resonates with the good and kindness of people across all ethnicities.



MAR. 24 2014 #DANIEL JIMENEZ AFANADOR FEAT. ELAN ATIAS #ALL THE SAME - NMCM


Saturday, December 13, 2014

What a magical night!!!! INDI.com rocked the Famous House of Blues on the Sunset Strip with Live Nation and Earthtown Entertainment!!!! The event was EPIC! Packed house! Amazing crowd!! - the perfect setting for INDI Discovery Daniel Jimenez Afanador to claim his prize and take over that stage!!! He was FANTASTIC!!!!! Chart topping Jenny and the Mexicats then ripped up the stage. They've already sold out arenas in Latin America, and soon they're going to take the US by Storm! We can't wait!!! Not only was the music beyond amazing, the action in the crowd was just as fun! INDI artists came from all over and got to meet each other for the very first time - and you'd never have guessed it as they ran to each other hugging. Turns out many of them have contacted each other and become friends on their own. Some have even already started collaborating on projects together! And others have simply become huge fans of each others' work. How cool that artists who are technically "competing" against each other, are now becoming each others' biggest supporters. THAT is what INDI is all about! - Indi.com


Daniel Jimenez Afanador, originally from Bogotá, Colombia and now living in Los Angeles, CA, mixes the musical influences of his native country with American Alternative Rock to create songs that are both intimate and intense. Singing in both Spanish and English, his music takes you on a soulful journey that you won’t soon forget.

Daniel’s career as a singer/songwriter took off in 2002 when he formed Roxing Kafé, an acclaimed Latin Alternative band that was featured in Rolling Stone Magazine (South American edition) and La Opinión. Roxing Kafé performed around the world on Univision, Telemundo, CityTV and Play TV and toured the United States and Colombia sharing the stage with many notable musicians including Victor Manuelle, Grupo Niche, Ely Guerra, Jarabe De Palo, Los Pinguos and Locos Por Juana.

In 2007, Daniel moved on to a solo career and added producer and composer to his resume collaborating with artists such as Elan (Wailers singer), Aterciopelados (Colombian Latin Alternative Grammy winners), Inés Gaviria (Latin Grammy Nominee), Fruko Y Sus Tesos (Colombian salsa legends), Grupo Cimarrón (Grammy nominated folkloric Colombian Group), Sergio Arau (director of A Day Without A Mexican), Charlie Rey (The Voice finalist), Powerman 5000, and Peewee among others.

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As a singer, he has performed at venues across the country including The San Diego County Fair (San Diego), The House of Blues (Hollywood and San Diego), The Viper Room (Hollywood), The Roxy (Hollywood), The Good Hurt (Venice Beach) and D’ Antigua (New York) and many more. In 2013, Daniel won first place at the San Diego County Fair Cantautor Latino Contest.

In 2012, Daniel released his first solo project, Mucho Amor Mata (Too Much Love Kills), a compilation of Spanish-language songs telling stories of finding love, losing love, and all of the ups and downs of life in between.
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Daniel Jimenez Afanador , nacido en Bogota Colombia , musico , compositor y amante de la poesia . Entre la edad de 2 a 3 años utilizo una raqueta de tennis en su casa para jugar a ser músico , mas grande y con el tiempo encontró una guitarra , pero el punto culminante en el empiezo como músico proviene de cuando su madre le regala su propia guitarra a la edad de 14 anios . “En cuarto de primaria escribia poesias y las recitaba en la escuela” nos cuenta, “pero lo que mas me gusta hacer es escribir canciones”.

Al preguntarle sobre lo que le inspira nos contesta ” pues , sucede en diferentes formas , es una emoción que es tan fuerte que se queda dando vueltas dentro de mi y por medio de la canción puedo sacarla ”

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Ya con nuestra segunda taza de cafe , nos metimos mas a la conversación y al preguntarle sobre sus artistas favoritos , ” Tengo muchos , me gusto Jorge Drexler , Fito Paez , Bright Eyes y como escritores Garcia Marquez y muchos mas ”

Que le da mas inspiración el estar enamorado , o el desamor ?” Yo creo que he escrito mas canciones de desamor .. justo estoy trabajando en un álbum que pienso que salga para mitad del año muy posible que lo termine antes , y en el he escrito una canción que se llama Deep Swiming in Brazil , y es de enamorarse , la historia es de una chica que conocí en Brazil y al preguntarle donde vives ella contesta en Culver City y yo respondo yo en Venice !” AL LADO !!

Donde podríamos verte en concierto proximamente ? “En Los Globos el 27 de Febrero es la presentacion de mi video “All The Same” es una cancion que sin importar que tu vengas de Guatemala , Colombia , Mexico , Sur Africa o Japon ,sin importar que seas rico o pobre , alto o bajo,todo mundo quiere que lo traten con respeto y ser amado . La cantamos con Elan Atias ex cantante de Los Wailler . Tambien tengo un video en yourtube de AARP en espanol y estan promoviendo su serie en espanol que se llama “NUESTRA MUSICA CON ERNESTO ” y el tema se llama “LUCES Y SOMBRAS ”

En ingles BIO FB Daniel Jimenez Afanador. Entrevista español por Luis Polanco

ALL THE SAME

- See more at: http://www.musicaroots.com/2014/02/26/de-colombia-a-la-conoce-a-daniel-jimenez-afanador/#sthash.XN80kGmT.dpuf - Musica Roots


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Growing up in Colombia during the '90s, singer/songwriter Daniel Jimenez Afanador and his friends threw late night parties where the heavy metal riffs of Iron Maiden collided with the salsa grooves of Fruko y sus Tesos. Mirroring Bogota's cosmopolitan sensibility, Daniel listened to all kinds of music in his teen years - from Fabulosos Cadillacs and Counting Crows to Queen and Latin rock pioneers Sui Generis. It was around that time - and after his mother passed away when he was only 16 - that Daniel realized that music had become a force of healing in his life.

"Music became my salvation at a very early age," he reflects over a cup of freshly brewed Colombian coffee in his Los Angeles-based recording studio.  "I remember falling in love with my favorite records and realizing that all my troubles seemed insignificant compared to the beauty of those sounds. The next step came naturally: the need to write my own songs and share them with other people."

These feelings of hope, positivity and a passionate dedication to the craft of creating quality music are at the core of Daniel's newly released third solo album, Deep Swimming in Brazil. A collection of instantly hummable yet deeply sophisticated songs, the new record will surprise longtime fans with a more direct sound. Also of notice: all but one of the album's eight tracks are in English.

"I've always believed that a song must be painfully honest in order for listeners to be able to relate to it," he explains.  "That's why I'm singing in both Spanish and English this time around. After living so many years in the U.S., I feel like I'm part Colombian and part American - equally comfortable in two strikingly different cultures."

Initially, Daniel moved to Los Angeles in order to study guitar, composition and sound engineering. But mainstream success found him right after graduation when he founded Roxing Kafe a pop-rock trio that would become a key band in Latin rock of the new millennium. Roxing released only one self-titled CD, but found itself touring the U.S. extensively, playing at such legendary venues as House of Blues and the Knitting Factory - and sharing the stage with Latin music stars like Ely Guerra, Jarabe de Palo, Grupo Niche and Aterciopelados.  

"Roxing was very unusual because of how different the three of us were," he says.  "The drummer was a childhood friend that I persuaded to join us from Colombia. The bassist was from a little village in Northern Japan, but he was actually an expert in Latin music theory. We played rock but listened to heavy metal. We had a harder edge than most Latin bands of the time, and I think people really connected with that."

Still, the instant success of Roxing didn't satisfy Daniel's quest for a more personal, intimate sound. In 2006, he disbanded Roxing and continued his path as a solo artist.  

"I felt a responsibility for writing songs that were completely authentic and organic from the very root of the creative process," he says.  "I wanted to come up with lyrics that make you think new ideas and inspire you to change."

Backed by a new, multi-cultural band made up of seasoned players from different genres, Daniel has performed hundreds of gigs across Southern California. He has also forged an artistic alliance as a songwriter/producer with Sony in Colombia, and has written the score for various film projects. His schedule may be frantic, but the love of music remains.

"Remember that scene in the movie The Perks of Being a Wallflower when the main characters are listening to David Bowie at full volume as they drive through a tunnel?," he asks with a smile.  "Music still evokes that in me. I haven't lost that feeling of joy. It's still there, the thrill of music."

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