Salsamuffin Star Sergent Garcia Launches North American Tour

Sergent Garcia - Photo by Liberto Peiro
Franco-Spanish musician Sergent Garcia (also known as Sargento Garcia), a massive star around the globe, is set to invade North America in 2011 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 Estéreo, La Mojarra Eléctrica, La-33, Sidestepper and others.

Sergent Garcia emerged out of the churning underground musique metisses (mestizo music) 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.

08-12-2011
Gaspe, Quebec
Musique Festival du Bout du Monde

08-13-2011
Caraquet, New Brunswick
Festival Acadien

08-16-2011
Toronto, Ontario
Lula Lounge

08-17-2011
London, Ontario
Aeolian Hall

08-18-2011
San Jose, CA
Music In The Park

08-20-2011
Salmon Arm, British Columbia
Salmon Arm Roots and Blues Festival

08-21-2011
Salmon Arm, British Columbia
Salmon Arm Folk & Roots Festival

08-23-2011
Seattle, WA
Nectar

08-24-2011
Portland, OR
Aladdin Theater

08-26-2011
Oakland, CA
New Parish

08-27-2011
San Francisco, CA
The Independent

08-31-2011
Los Angeles, CA
The Roxy Theater

09-01-2011
San Diego, CA
Belly Up Tavern

09-02-2011
Tucson, AZ
Rialto Theater

09-03-2011
Miami, FL
Grand Central

09-08-2011
Washington, D.C.
Black Cat

09-10-2011
New York, NY
SOBs

09-13-2011
Austin, TX
Flamingo Cantina

09-16-2011
Albuquerque, NM
Globalquerque

09-17-2011
Madison, WI
Madison World Music Festival

09-18-2011
Milwaukee, WI
Milwaukee World Music Festival

09-18-2011
Chicago, IL
Chicago World Music Festival

09-20-2011
Quebec City, Quebec
Palais Montcalm

09-21-2011
Montreal, Quebec
Le National

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