Zacarias Ferreira
Rio Cantina
December 28, 2018


Rio Cantina
21800 Town Center Plaza, Sterling, VA, 20165, US


Friday, December 28, 2018
5:59 PM

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Zacarias Ferreira Biography

Zacarías Ferreira is a Bachata artist from the Dominican Republic. He was born in the 1970s in the Dominican Republic. He is the uncle of professional basketball player Karl-Anthony Towns, who currently plays on the Minnesota Timberwolves, of the NBA.

Ferreira was born in the town of Amaceyes Tamboril, near Santiago in the Cibao region of the north-western Dominican Republic. The region is famous for merengue périco ripiao, the traditional Dominican music, and his family, all big music lovers, filled his childhood home with the music spurring Zacarías on to dream of becoming a musical artist himself.
The desire to improve himself motivated him to leave for the country's capital, Santo Domingo, where he joined the Conservatorio Nacional and also sang in a local bachata group.
Ferreira then became a member of the Brugal rum company orchestra, where he remained for five years. His debut album, Me Liberé, was released in 1998 and won the prestigious Dominican music award, the Cassandra. Two years later his second album, El Triste, won the award for him for a second time.
In the winter of 2001, Ferreira traveled to the United States for the first time and played 77 gigs in just six-and-a-half weeks in New York City.
August 17, 2010 Zacarías Ferreira inaugurated Escuela primaria de Amaceyes Arriba, which he built with his longtime friend Elvis jesus Rodriguez.