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Andres Cabas

Andres Mauricio Cabas Rosales (born 7 October 1976), or more commonly known as Cabas, is a Colombian musician. His music is characterized by having a Caribbean-like sound.

Cabas was born in Barranquilla, Colombia. His father Eduardo, a musician and composer himself, taught Cabas music from the age of five. At six, Cabas formally studied piano and became skilled at this and various other instruments, including percussion. Through his teenage years, he acquired a taste for classical music, rock and roll, electronic music and also for his native cumbia and fandango music. He was also inspired by his former music teacher in Colegio San Carlos, Helbert Ballestas, who helped him develop the idea of fusing Colombian and rock music. Helbert Ballestas is currently working on his student Ivan Mauricio Burbano.

As a young adult, Cabas traveled, first to Paris and later New York; it was in New York's nightclubs that he met prominent figures of jazz and salsa, inspiring him to write and compose music. Perhaps paradoxically, New York was also an unhappy phase in Cabas' life, where he felt alienated and depressed. The period resulted in his self-titled album, Cabas, in 2000 which became a huge success in Colombia. His single "Mi Bombon" ("My Blossom") topped the country's charts for three consecutive months, earning him a Gold Disc and a double platinum disc. To consolidate this success, Cabas toured Colombia, Venezuela and Ecuador in 2001.

Related websites

Cabas' home page

Cabas' website

Cabas Myspace page

Cabas' blog in Japanese language

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