"This is the future of music, in case you didn't know. Chico Mann has come
from the future to show you how the past should have sounded. This time-
traveling mastermind is basically the Jersey City Cuban James Brown of
the Casio. You heard it here first…Welcome to the future past."
Marcos Garcia aka Chico Mann grew up in a musical family in New
York and New Jersey. His father was the owner of a Latin record label
based in Hell's Kitchen in New York City and a young Chico observed the ins
& outs of the biz while practicing his guitar and piano. It was then that he
began to propagate his deep musical roots with such inﬂuences as Afrika
Bambaataa, Lisa Lisa, Willie Colón, Celia Cruz and Fela Kuti.
Ignoring his father's advice to stay out of the business, he found his voice at
age 12 and began his journey into sound. Since then Chico Mann has
created a musical time machine that has become the big 'what if' 1970s
Afrobeat, 1980s Freestyle & Afro Cuban music converged and hit the
mainstream, picking up where Stevie B, TKA, George Lamond, Sa-Fire,
Information Society, Noel, Cult Jam, and Exposé left off and sparking a
unique conversation of color and value that pays homage to the past while
raising the bar for the future...