Krency Garcia, better known as El Prodigio, is a famous merengue típico accordionist from Cabrera, Dominican Republic. He is known throughout the genre for his rapid instrumental solos, his origination of fusion in merengue tipico with genres like jazz, and his rivalry with fellow accordionists, Geovanny Polanco and Kerube. While the latter two are slightly more traditional, El Prodigio is more experimental, and has included instruments such as trombone, trumpet, and wurlitzer piano in his lineup, along with the standard accordion, tambora, güira, conga, electric bass, and saxophones of today's merengue tipico.
About El Prodigio
Merengue típico accordionist whose rapid instrumental solos have grown popular through their fusion of genres like jazz and hip hop. He is also known for covering popular American and salsa singles like "Mountain Dance" and "Juanita Morel."
He played music even as a child and by five had made his first public appearance. Into adulthood, he would go on to study jazz at Berkeley Institute of Music.
He has performed in countless festival internationally from the Dominican Jazz Festival to the Pan American Games.
His real name is Krency Garcia. He was the third son of accordionist Luis Garcia and nurse Benita Mata.
He recorded the 2012 album El Quita Pena alongside Juan Luis Guerra.
Information related to El Prodigio
- Dominican Republic musicians
- Merengue musicians