Zacarias Ferreira

Zacarias Ferreira
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Zacarías Ferreira was born in the fertil region of Cibao, Canca Arriba, Paraje del Municipio de Tamboril, the musical epicenter of the Domincan Republic. His father and uncles, staunch music lovers and amateur performers, filled the Ferreira household with the swinging sounds of the countryside – perico ripiao (typical merengue) and bachata. Thus it was natural for Zacarías to dream endlessly of his own artistic career.

In search of opportunity, Zacarías packed his bags and headed for the capital where he enrolled in classes at the Conservatory of Music. At first he performed with local Bachata bands to support himself, and later joined the band sponsored by Brugal & Co. for a five year stint. The Brugal Orchestra performed a full spectrum of styles, from Bossa Nova to Rock; from Merengue to Salsa – current top 40 tunes, as well as classics from multiple genres. Zacarías “cut his teeth” at Brugal, and his multi-cultural musical experience set him uniquely apart from other Bachata artists.

His debut solo album, ME LIBERE (Discomanía, 1997), won a Cassandra, the most coveted musical award in the Dominican Republic. However, with the release of EL TRISTE (Discomanía 2000), Zacarías’ career took flight. El Triste was also recipient of the prestigious Cassandra, and the following year Zacarías became the first and only Bachata artist to participate in the annual concert series sponsored by El Presidente in Santo Domingo and Santiago, Summer, 2001. Playing to a packed house for the most important event in the country, he shared the stage with top artists such as Marc Anthony, Marco Antonio Solís and Los Hermanos Rosario to name a few. In today’s context, where Bachata monopolizes the Hispanic market and has even bled over into Anglo styles, this achievement may appear insignificant. However, in 2001 Bachata was still ostracized and deemed “low-class” and unworthy of mainstream recognition. Even then, Zacarías, with his honey-toned, soulful voice, was considered an anomaly.

During the winter of 2001, he toured for almost two months in the New York area where devoted fans formed lines that snaked all the way around the block. Intent upon catching Zacarías live, patient New Yorkers appeared oblivious to the Big Apple’s chilly winter nights, even if it meant shivering in the cold at 4:00AM.

Zacarías has always been a visionary and an advocate of fusion within the context of traditional Bachata. In 2002, with the release of ADIOS, Zacarías featured a string section, arranged and directed by the great Joan Minaya, legendary trombonist/arranger/composer from the Dominican Republic. Delicately and tastefully rendered, the strings embellish the music, yet are subtle enough not to obscure the roots of Bachata, nor to cloud its driving rhythm section. Zacarías considers this project an important accomplishment and a highlight of his musical career.

In June 2002, Zacarías was featured in the New York Times. Success in achieving the release of an article in the Times on a then-obscure musical style, was no easy feat. It required a lengthy, concerted effort between Zacarías’ label and journalist of note, Seth Kugel, tireless advocate of Spanish-language music, and author of the article. The eventual acceptance of a piece on Bachata by the Times editors stemmed from Zacarías’ historical performance as “first bachatero ever” at the world-renown Manhattan based nightclub, S.O.B.s in February, 2002.

In October, 2002 Campesino Entertainment released Zacarías’ fourth musical production “NOVIA MIA.” The lead single, “Amiga veneno” sailed to the top of Latin music charts, and quickly became one of the most requested tunes in clubs in the North Eastern U.S. and throughout the Dominican Republic. “Amiga veneno” debuts the addition of electric guitarist, (and in-house producer at Mayimba Music, Inc.), Martín Carle to Zacarías’ band, setting a precedent to the acceptance of Urban bachata groups, such as the legendary Aventura. A solo performed by Mr. Carle created quite a stir among followers of Bachata; during the Novia Mia New York Tour, young aspiring guitarists frequently lined up along the stage to get a firsthand glimpse of Martin performing live.

In 2004, Zacarías signed with J & N Records, releasing EL AMOR VENCERA,, DIME QUE FALTO, QUIEREME and TE DEJO LIBRE, all of which were distributed by Sony Norte. A string of hits including “Mañana en tu olvido, “ “Dime que faltó,” “La Abispa,” “Desesperado,” garnered multiple awards for Zacarías in his native Dominican Republic.

In 2011, Zacarías signed with Mayimba Music, Inc. and released QUEDATE CONMIGO. Prior to its US debut, the album had become a complete rage in the artist’s native Dominican Republic. “Quedate conmigo,” “Me sobran las palabras,” “Tu y nadie mas,” “Cuentame,” and “Lo busqué” can be heard on every street corner, in every “bodega”, in every passing auto and the gamut of local radio stations. In the US, Zacarías’ lead single, “Quédate conmigo” debuted at #2 on Billboard Tropical.

For the first time, the artist has participated in major Hispanic-market promotion, including interviews and rotation on HTV, Sábado Gigante, Acceso Total, CNN en Español to name only a few. As he prepares for his US Tour, it is a new day in his 15 year career!




discography

AdiosAdios
  1. 1. Adios
    genre
    Bachata, Tropical, World Music
    tags
    zacarias ferreira, bachata, mayimba music, dominican, tropical, latin, adios
    album
    Adios
    released
    02/01/2012
    bpm
    128
    4:23
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  2. 2. Los traficos (Te fuiste en rojo)
    genre
    Merengue, Tropical, World Music
    tags
    zacarias, bachata, merengue, bachatarengue, dominican, mayimba music, los traficos, te fuiste en rojo, tropical, latin
    album
    Adios
    released
    02/01/2012
    bpm
    142
    4:52
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  3. 3. Merengue de tierra adentro
    genre
    Bachata, Merengue, Tropical, World Music
    tags
    zacarias, bachata, tropical, mayimba music, latin, dominican, merengue, merengue de tierra adentro
    album
    Adios
    released
    02/01/2012
    bpm
    160
    4:57
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  4. 4. Nena, deja que te quiera
    genre
    Bachata, Merengue, Tropical, World Music
    tags
    zacarias, bachata, tropical, mayimba music, latin, dominican, merengue, nena, deja que te quiera
    album
    Adios
    released
    02/01/2012
    bpm
    166
    4:51
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  5. 5. Secretos del amor
    genre
    Bachata, Tropical, World Music
    tags
    bachata, zacarias ferreira, dominican republic, tropical, mayimba, latin
    album
    Adios
    released
    02/01/2012
    bpm
    126
    0:04
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  6. 6. Te amaba tanto
    genre
    Bachata, Latin Pop, Tropical, World Music
    tags
    zacarias, bachata, mayimba music, te amaba tanto, dominican, tropical, latin
    album
    Adios
    released
    02/01/2012
    bpm
    132
    0:03
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  7. 7. Te quiero
    genre
    Bachata, Tropical, World Music
    tags
    zacarias, bachata, tropical, mayimba music, latin, dominican, te quiero
    album
    Adios
    released
    02/01/2012
    bpm
    130
    3:39
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  8. 8. Te tuve y te perdi
    genre
    Bachata, Balada, Tropical, World Music
    tags
    zacarias, bachata, tropical, mayimba music, latin, dominican, te tuve y te perdi
    album
    Adios
    released
    02/01/2012
    bpm
    124
    0:03
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  9. 9. Todo para ti
    genre
    Bachata, Tropical, World Music
    tags
    zacarias, bachata, tropical, mayimba music, latin, dominican, todo para ti
    album
    Adios
    released
    02/01/2012
    bpm
    138
    4:09
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  10. 10. Triste final
    genre
    Bachata, Balada, Latin Pop, World Music
    tags
    bachata, zacarias ferreira, mayimba music, dominican, tropical, latin
    album
    Adios
    released
    02/01/2012
    bpm
    80
    4:52
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El Amor VenceráEl Amor Vencerá
  1. 1. Chica de mi barrio
    genre
    Bachata
    tags
    chica de mi barrio, zacarias ferreira, el amor vencera, mayimba music, j n records, bachata
    album
    El Amor Vencerá
    released
    05/17/2004
    bpm
    152
    4:35
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  2. 2. Chica Linda
    genre
    Bachata
    tags
    chica linda, zacarias ferreira, el amor vencera, mayimba music, j n records, bachata
    album
    El Amor Vencerá
    released
    05/17/2004
    bpm
    148
    3:31
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  3. 3. El Amor Vencerá
    genre
    Bachata
    tags
    el amor vencera, zacarias ferreira, el amor vencera, mayimba music, j n records, bachata
    album
    El Amor Vencerá
    released
    05/17/2004
    bpm
    130
    4:26
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  4. 4. El Carajo
    genre
    Merengue
    tags
    el carajo, zacarias ferreira, el amor vencera, mayimba music, j n records, merengue
    album
    El Amor Vencerá
    released
    05/17/2004
    bpm
    149
    5:12
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  5. 5. Enamorado
    genre
    Bachata
    tags
    enamorado, zacarias ferreira, el amor vencera, mayimba music, j n records, bachata
    album
    El Amor Vencerá
    released
    05/17/2004
    bpm
    133
    4:04
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  6. 6. Música del Cielo
    genre
    Bachata
    tags
    musica del cielo, zacarias ferreira, el amor vencera, mayimba music, j n records, bachata
    album
    El Amor Vencerá
    released
    05/17/2004
    bpm
    125
    4:44
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  7. 7. No Sé Si Fue Bueno o Fue Mal
    genre
    Bachata
    tags
    no se si fue bueno o fue mal, zacarias ferreira, el amor vencera, mayimba music, j n records, bachata
    album
    El Amor Vencerá
    released
    05/17/2004
    bpm
    130
    4:35
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  8. 8. No Te Vayas
    genre
    Bachata
    tags
    no te vayas, zacarias ferreira, el amor vencera, mayimba music, j n records, bachata
    album
    El Amor Vencerá
    released
    05/17/2004
    bpm
    139
    4:07
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  9. 9. Te Amo
    genre
    Bachata
    tags
    te amo, zacarias ferreira, el amor vencera, mayimba music, j n records, bachata
    album
    El Amor Vencerá
    released
    05/04/2004
    bpm
    158
    4:21
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  10. 10. Te Necesito
    genre
    Bachata
    tags
    te necesito, zacarias ferreira, el amor vencera, mayimba music, j n records, bachata
    album
    El Amor Vencerá
    released
    05/17/2004
    bpm
    125
    3:57
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  11. 11. Todos Juntos
    genre
    Bachata
    tags
    todos juntos, zacarias ferreira, el amor vencera, mayimba music, j n records, bachata
    album
    El Amor Vencerá
    released
    05/17/2004
    bpm
    98
    6:45
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  12. 12. Ven Morena
    genre
    Merengue
    tags
    ven morena, zacarias ferreira, el amor vencera, mayimba music, j n records, merengue
    album
    El Amor Vencerá
    released
    05/17/2004
    bpm
    160
    4:51
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Novia MiaNovia Mia
  1. 1. Amiga veneno
    genre
    Bachata, Tropical, World Music
    tags
    zacarias ferreira, bachata, mayimba, tropical, dominican, amiga veneno
    album
    Novia Mia
    released
    01/01/2002
    bpm
    126
    5:26
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  2. 2. Aquellos dias
    genre
    Bachata, Tropical, World Music
    tags
    zacarias ferreira, bachata, mayimba, tropical, dominican, aquellos dias
    album
    Novia Mia
    released
    01/01/2002
    bpm
    126
    3:50
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  3. 3. El mal de amor
    genre
    Bachata, Tropical, World Music
    tags
    zacarias ferreira, bachata, mayimba, tropical, dominican, el mal de amor
    album
    Novia Mia
    released
    01/01/2002
    bpm
    90
    3:16
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  4. 4. Loco
    genre
    Merengue, Tropical, World Music
    tags
    zacarias ferreira, bachata, mayimba, tropical, dominican, loco
    album
    Novia Mia
    released
    01/01/2002
    bpm
    154
    4:55
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  5. 5. Medley: Dame un chin de tu cama, Bonita
    genre
    Merengue, Tropical, World Music
    tags
    zacarias ferreira, bachata, mayimba, tropical, dominican, medley, dame un chin de tu cama, bonita
    album
    Novia Mia
    released
    01/01/2002
    bpm
    166
    6:09
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  6. 6. No me entendio
    genre
    Bachata, Tropical, World Music
    tags
    zacarias ferreira, bachata, mayimba, tropical, dominican, no me entendio
    album
    Novia Mia
    released
    01/01/2002
    bpm
    130
    4:56
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  7. 7. Novia mia
    genre
    Bachata, Tropical, World Music
    tags
    zacarias ferreira, bachata, mayimba, tropical, dominican, novia mia
    album
    Novia Mia
    released
    01/01/2001
    bpm
    120
    3:00
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  8. 8. Tu sera mi vida
    genre
    Bachata, Tropical, World Music
    tags
    zacarias ferreira, bachata, mayimba, tropical, dominican, tu seras mi vida
    album
    Novia Mia
    released
    01/01/2002
    bpm
    136
    4:40
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  9. 9. ¿Donde esta mi amor?
    genre
    Bachata, Tropical, World Music
    tags
    zacarias ferreira, bachata, mayimba, tropical, dominican, donde esta mi amor
    album
    Novia Mia
    released
    01/01/2002
    bpm
    128
    4:52
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  10. 10. ¿Que sera de mi vida?
    genre
    Bachata, Tropical, World Music
    tags
    zacarias ferreira, bachata, mayimba, tropical, dominican, que sera de mi vida
    album
    Novia Mia
    released
    01/01/2002
    bpm
    134
    3:50
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Quedate ConmigoQuedate Conmigo
  1. 1. Corazoncito negro
    genre
    Bachata
    tags
    bachata, dominican republic, zacarias ferreira, mayimba music
    album
    Quedate Conmigo
    released
    12/20/2011
    bpm
    133
    4:51
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  2. 2. Cuentame
    genre
    Bachata
    tags
    bachata, zacarias ferreira, dominican republic mayimba music
    album
    Quedate Conmigo
    released
    12/20/2011
    bpm
    128
    3:17
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  3. 3. Felicidades (Bachata Version)
    genre
    Bachata, World Music
    tags
    bachata, zacarias ferreira, dominican republic, mayimba music
    album
    Quedate Conmigo
    released
    12/20/2011
    bpm
    136
    5:39
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  4. 4. Felicidades (Merengue Version)
    genre
    Merengue, World Music
    tags
    bachata, zacarias ferreira, mayimba music, dominican republic
    album
    Quedate Conmigo
    released
    12/20/2011
    bpm
    138
    4:27
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  5. 5. Ju Ju Hand (Yuyo mata yu yo jen)
    genre
    Bachata
    tags
    bachata, zacarias ferreira, dominican republic, mayimba music
    album
    Quedate Conmigo
    released
    12/20/2011
    bpm
    140
    3:10
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  6. 6. Lo busque
    genre
    Bachata, World Music
    tags
    zacarias ferreira, bachata, dominincan republic, mayimba music
    album
    Quedate Conmigo
    released
    12/20/2011
    bpm
    129
    4:50
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  7. 7. Me sobran las palabras
    genre
    Bachata, World Music
    tags
    bachata, zacarias ferreira, dominican republic, mayimba music
    album
    Quedate Conmigo
    released
    12/20/2011
    bpm
    128
    4:29
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  8. 8. Pensando en ti (Bachata Version)
    genre
    Bachata, World Music
    tags
    bachata, zacarias ferreira, mayimba music, dominican republic
    album
    Quedate Conmigo
    released
    12/20/2011
    bpm
    130
    4:21
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  9. 9. Pensando en ti (Merengue Version)
    genre
    Merengue
    tags
    zacarias ferreira, merengue, mayimba music, dominican republic
    album
    Quedate Conmigo
    released
    12/20/2011
    bpm
    144
    3:51
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  10. 10. Quedate Conmigo
    genre
    Bachata, World Music
    tags
    bachata, zacarias ferreira, dominican republic, mayimba music
    album
    Quedate Conmigo
    released
    12/20/2011
    bpm
    133
    5:07
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  11. 11. Si yo soy tuyo
    genre
    Merengue
    tags
    merengue, zacarias ferreira, mayimba music, dominican republic
    album
    Quedate Conmigo
    released
    12/20/2011
    bpm
    144
    3:47
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  12. 12. Tu y nadie mas
    genre
    Bachata, World Music
    tags
    bachata, zacarias ferreira, dominican republic, mayimba music
    album
    Quedate Conmigo
    released
    12/20/2011
    bpm
    124
    3:09
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