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Christian Galarza / Bio

Christian Galarza, Born in Arequipa - Peru. Started playing guitar at the age of 14 Inspired by the mixture of both anglo and latin culture, he got influenced by The Beatles in his early years, then Santana and Gipsy Kings later.

As a song writer he would also collaborate with other artist
He wrote his first song “Te Quiero Mama” (Love you Mom) in 1993 for a Catholic Festival in Salesianos Don Bosco High School dedicated to Mother Mary.

Christian would form part of different local bands like "Ebola" 1995 and "Vastago" 1998 coo-writing with the Bassist Player Giancarlo "Falsedad", along with others for their first album. Christian would get used to play many different genres from Rock to Ska.

Along with the music Christian managed a way finish his studies of Journalism in Peru 1996-2003 and worked in different Radio/Tv/Press Media, but his heart was always committed to the music.

In 2004 he gets the unique opportunity to travel overseas to Malta - Europe with the Latin Folkloric Band Sayary, playing electric guitar they record their second album of the band and tour for 8 months around the Island.

In 2006 he comes to America and since then I have been playing at several restaurants in Cameron Park, Rancho Cordova, and other places in Sacramento by him self.

For a short period of time Christian joined the Tropical Band "Prisioneros Musicales" in Placerville CA, Performing Cumbia, Duranguenze, Zapateado and Ranchera. Later on their style would incorporate Merengue, Salsa, and Rumba with the guitar of Christian and his Singing. Out of this new opportunity is how he coo-write "Volvere (Salsa)" in nov 2007 with Napoleon the leader of the band.

He continued Studying at the same time along with the music, He wanted to learn Recording Arts at Los Rios Community College, Folsom Lake College in 2006, Sacramento City College in 2008-09 and American River College in 2010.

Thanks to his influences and curiosity he developed a "one man band" system, with different electronic devices that he learned and interacted with a portable computer for enhancing the sound and creating the atmosphere of a band background that would accompany his lead guitar and singing.

Now he is one of the most unique latin entertainment sacramento has under its venues. The ONE MAN BAND that can play anything from Classic Rock to Salsa, Romantic spanish guitar and exotic dance music for any occasion. He likes to define him self as a Chameleon for his versatility.

Tune in to his musical flavors and enjoy the journey with Christian Galarza. Chimpun Callao!!!

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San Jose, CA

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