"Anadis Music. A project devised and led by gifted multi-percussionist Christopher Garcia, an artist known equally for his accomplishments as both adept player of North and South Indian instruments such as table and driving American drum set player) with the likes of The Grand Mothers of Invention and the Bobby Bradford Mo’tet), the group reflects Garcia’s ongoing interest in honoring, exploring, and blending different musical cultures and their unique instruments. In this case, Garcia combines his tabla, mbwata, frame drums, baa wehai, and Paiste metals with the pipa, ruan, and other Chinese string instruments of the wonderful Jie Ma and the sitar of the gifted and versatile John Stephens. With Garcia always successful in his role as multicultural musical ambassador as well as sensitive and tasteful manifestor of thoroughly enjoyable musical experiences, this trio is sure to fascinate and satisfy.
OPEN GATE THEATRE
(Written by Alex Cline)
"Christopher Garcia is a most uncommon percussionist. He’s an ace trap drum player;
known for precise execution of difficult time signatures at blazing tempos; and he’s a hand
percussionist with a deep background in Indian and Latin American music. No mere timekeeper,
he always seems to elevate whatever musical situation he finds himself in. "
PASADENA WEEKLY ARTICLE by Kirk Silsbee
"Christopher Garcia is one of those musicians who always seems to be on stage when amazing
things are happening. I'm not sure he knows how many different groups he's currently playing in,
but it's a lot. In addition to teaching all over the world, he's played with a jaw-dropping who's-who
of musical luminaries...... Although he's a phenomenal drummer, he may be best known as a master
of Vedic percussion techniques and, specifically, the tabla. "
LONG BEACH POST INTERVIEW
"Christopher Garcia's playing is vibrant and alive with passion, humor and a good deal of technical
prowess, not to mention the breadth of vision necessary to effectively translate such an unpredictable
stream of music."
THE WEEKLY ALIBII