Franco-Spanish musician Bruno Garcia (a.k.a. Sergent Garcia) has been a favorite of mine for years and is a massive star around the globe, He is one of the pioneering figures in the global Latin Alternative movement, and is now bringing his uplifting and defiant sound to festivals and clubs across the US and Canada. …see below for dates.
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. Going at it for almost twenty years now, Sergent Garcia has recorded and performed styles ranging from rock to reggae to “salamuffin” – a genre created and self-coined by Garcia himself on his latest album Una Y Otra Vez.
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. His new album offers a musical journey to the heart of Colombia, currently the source for some of Latin America’s hottest sounds.
I recommend checking him out on his tour as his live shows are just as all over the place as his albums.
Check out this video to get an idea of what I am talking about.
8.12: Gaspe, Quebec – Musique Festival du Bout du Monde
8.13: Caraquet, New Brunswick – Festival Acadien
8.16: Toronto, Ontario – Lula Lounge
8.17: London, Ontario – Aeolian Hall
8.18: San Jose, CA – Music In The Park
8.20: Salmon Arm, British Columbia – Salmon Arm Folk & Roots Festival
8.21: Salmon Arm, British Columbia – Salmon Arm Folk & Roots Festival
8.23: Seattle, WA – Nectar
8.24: Portland, OR – Aladdin Theater
8.26: Oakland, CA – New Parish
8.27: San Francisco, CA – The Independent
8.31: Los Angeles, CA – The Roxy Theater
9.01: San Diego, CA – Belly Up Tavern
9.02: Tucson, AZ – Rialto Theater
9.03: Miami, FL – Grand Central
9.08: Washington D.C. – Black Cat
9.10: New York, NY – SOBs
9.13: Austin, TX – Flamingo Cantina
9.16: Albuquerque, NM – Globalquerque
9.17: Madison, WI – Madison World Music Festival
9.18: Milwaukee, WI – Milwaukee World Music Festival
9.18: Chicago, IL – Chicago World Music Festival
9.20: Quebec City, Quebec – Palais Montcalm
9.21: Montreal, Quebec – Le National