ABDIAS ERNESTO GARCIA 5/7/2013

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Abdias Ernesto Garcia

Abdias Ernesto Garcia is a folk experimentalist from Puerto Rico who adorns his roots as a percussionist with a sensibility for poetry and culture. Combining different genres into one cohesive package, Abdias fuses magnetic and hypnotizing soulful grooves, mesmerizing vocals that create a lushful landscape of multi-cultural sounds. 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. Abdias has been living in the experiment of life and music 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, Florida Studio, Abdias has soundly embraced music as a part of himself in his lifelong journey. Abdias began to build his artistry from scratch through winning talent shows and international competitions including Sabado Gigante & Juventud Vibra, 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. Abdias’ latest release entitled “Mas Colores y Menos Horrores” (More Colors and Less Horrors) presents ten new original songs that highlight his personal growth as he continues to explore the experimental acoustic sound that has become a trademark for the passionate songwriter. He approaches this album with elegance and simplicity that allows the listener to become a part of the conversation not just a listener. Now touring with his wife and two sons throughout the United States and the Caribbean performing and offering workshops on drumming and improvisation.

WHERE IS HERIBERTO NONY HERRERA? 9/15/2011

Heriberto (Nony) Herrera

Heriberto (Nony) Herrera husband of  Johanna Blake, Senior Vice President at US Trust, Bank of America is missing.  How does a man, woman, child and families disappear into thin air?

What is a family left with when a loved one is gone without warning? The emptiness, fear, anger and guilt that follow have to be directed in a positive way, but how?

With the help of Rina Gonzalez, a born psychic, spiritual healer, clairvoyant, and mystic. Rina Gonzalez is also an ordained minister. Together with Heriberto’s sister Mari, we will seek  answers that led to Noni’s disappearance on May 14, 2010

The Metropolitan Police Department is seeking information regarding Heriberto “Nony” Herrera, 40, who has been reported as missing. Herrera is believed to have disappeared in the Mount Charleston area.

The father and primary caregiver of twins was last seen at his home May 13. He was wearing a blue half-cast on the lower portion of his left arm and has a condition that requires medication.

Herrera is Hispanic,  5’10, weighs 200 pounds and has brown eyes and a fair complexion.

Anyone with information are asked to call the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department’s Missing Persons at 828-3111 or 828-5678.

GOT MAMBO? With TITO PUENTE JR. 9/11/2011

GOT MAMBO?

Guest Host; Monica Rosales, Exec Dir of DocMiami

Guest Star: Tito Puente Jr. the son of legendary Tito Puente.

God blessed us with the musical geniality of the father but did not abandon us when Tito left us, he gave us the son to remind us of our roots, to unite the Latin & American cultures, to restore vitality and teach us to dance again with the innosence of our ancerstors.

There is something of forever in the Latin rythms of Tito Puente Jr. Sophisticated audiences appreciate it, younger crowds are proud to have the legacy and tradition.

The younger Puente speaks MAMBO with his hands, the language spoken with the Gods by the African slaves taken to Cuba in their native Kongo.

The legacy and mission of keeping 18th & 19th Century music alive  could not have been given to a better messenger, one who has polished and made “Mambo” music to cherrish for centuries to come.