Salsa Muffin invades North America
Sergent Garcia, a massive star around the globe, is set to invade North America with a six-week concert tour starting this August. One of the pioneering figures in the global Latin Alternative movement, Bruno Garcia (a.k.a. Sergent Garcia) is bringing his uplifting and defiant sound to festivals and clubs across the US and Canada.
A revolutionary at heart, Sergent Garcia takes stabs at the status quo with hard-hitting lyrics blended with funky grooves spiked with salsa, reggae, cumbia, ska, rock and hip-hop. Sergent Garcia's albums have sold hundreds of thousands of copies, and his latest, Una y Otra Vez (Time and Time Again) is now available on the Cumbancha label. A critically-acclaimed tour-de-force, Una y Otra Vez offers a musical journey to the heart of Colombia, currently the source for some of Latin America's hottest sounds. Having become enchanted with the country after a highly successful Latin American tour, Bruno returned to Colombia, deepening his friendships and musical connections through collaborations with the stars of the vital underground electrotropical scene, including Bomba Estereo, La Mojarra Elécitric, La-33, Sidestepper and others. About.com says of the album, "It's fresh, it's topical, it's relevant, and it's fun enough to blast from your car speakers ad infinitum until the warm weather subsides (and beyond)."
Sergent Garcia emerged out of the churning underground musique metisses movement of Paris in the 1990s where punk rock attitude, hip hop swagger, latin swing and reggae consciousness blended together to form a powerful sound. Having grown up in a house where Spanish, French, Algerian and West African culture overlapped, Bruno Garcia first earned fame with the French punk rock band Ludwig von 88. After falling in love with Latin and Caribbean music, Bruno created the Sergent Garcia persona and quickly became one of Europe and Latin America's most successful artists. A stirring combination of grooving multicultural grooves and outspoken political expression continues to be the heart of the Sergent Garcia sound and the band's live shows are renowned worldwide for their sense of celebration and conviction.
|Aug, 12||Gaspe, Quebec|
|Aug, 13||Caraquet, New Brunswick|
|Aug, 16||Toronto, Ontario|
|Aug, 17||London, Ontario|
|Aug, 18||San Jose, CA|
|Aug, 20||Salmon Arm, British Columbia|
|Aug, 21||Salmon Arm, British Columbia|
|Aug, 23||Seattle, WA|
|Aug, 24||Portland, OR|
|Aug, 26||Oakland, CA|
|Aug, 27||San Francisco, CA|
|Aug, 31||Los Angeles, CA|
|Sept, 01||San Diego, CA|
|Sept, 02||Tucson, AZ|
|Sept, 03||Miami, FL|
|Sept, 08||Washington D.C.|
|Sept, 10||New York, NY|
|Sept, 13||Austin, TX|
|Sept, 16||Albuquerque, NM|
|Sept, 17||Madison, WI|
|Sept, 18||Milwaukee, WI|
|Sept, 18||Chicago, IL|
|Sept, 20||Quebec City, Quebec|
|Sept, 21||Montreal, Quebec|
Sergent Garcia's iconic single "Yo Soy Salsamuffin" from his 2011 Cumbancha album "Una y Otra Vez" has been deconstructed and re-envisioned by Pachanguito, a Sevilla-based DJ and musician
Sergent Garcia teams up with Colombia's Zalama Crew to re-envision his classic song Mi Son Mi Friend
A pioneer in blending the fiery Caribbean sounds of salsa, reggae, ska and dancehall with a punk attitude and continental style, Sergent Garcia's latest musical adventure finds him traveling to Colombia to dive into what is currently the epicenter of some of the world's hottest sounds.