John Gonzalez is a Colombian-Canadian accordion player & hand percussion player, his particular style of playing is heavily influenced by his travels and broad cultural experiences. He loves producing cultural events, where people from different cultures enjoy the diversity of traditional, dance and experimental music.
Since the beginning his musical project, Breaking Boundaries, has had the opportunity of sharing their sound in different context as a big band and as a small piece in private and public events all around Vancouver and the islands, festival all around Vancouver, Whistler, Victoria, Squamish and Tofino. In this moment John is expanding his music to the East of Canada, don't get surprise if today we are dancing on Vancouver and tomorrow on Montreal! Se llevara la Cumbia por todas las latitudes, larga vida a Africa e India.
We would love to be part of your next celebration.
Breaking Boundaries Band was born on 2014 in Vancouver, Canada, BC. The essence of this musical project is Colombian folk music, specifically Cumbia & Vallenato. Through the accordion John express the sounds of sacred chants, the Colombian accordion tradition and the sounds of two native indigenous flutes (Millo and Gaita) accompanied by an strong percussion element. These rhythms are famous for infecting people with joy and inviting them to dance.
Breaking Boundaries is happy to perform at any event, small or big, we would accommodate to your needs, being possible to perform as a duo or big band.
Since the Covid-19 we have had to stop some weekly events but we are doing our best to keep the music going. Some performances are happening outdoors meeting the necessary distance requirements, text us for any updates, since every beginning of the week we decided the location of our performance.
(604) 401 8453
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Let us get ready to dance cumbia
So stoked to be sharing my passion, cultural & musical knowledge of the Caribbean Region of Colombia with you! Those rhythms & melodies fill my soul with an unique beautiful energy, they are full of meaning, full of expressions of life.. What do you need to start? A desire to connect with the music inside you and being open to receive the benefits of having a music routine.
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