AfroMantra was created in New York City more than a decade ago, by Chilean born-Cuban raised drummer, EMMY® Winner and composer, Alejandro “Alex” García.
The band has been acclaimed by the critics for his masterful ability to combine in his compositions, rich harmonies with powerful rhythms and flavors of North and Latin America. AfroMantra incorporates a wide variety of Jazz elements into its work, creating a palate that highlights the group’s stirring inspiration and spiritual creativity. The group skillfully balances original compositions, drawing from Caribbean, American and South American traditions and influences.
“The cohesiveness and vibrancy of his band rank it high on the list of comparable ensembles in jazz” – Scott Albin, Jazz Times
“Here is a sizzling ensemble lead by drummer Alex Garcia. The cohesion of this team is almost telepathic. You’re gonna love these guys!” – George W. Harris, jazzweekly.com