Pictures of the musicians whose performances and compositions are heard on the Afrocentric Sounds radio station at http://www.live365.com/stations/singin1. Afrocentric Sounds focuses on classical music performers and composers from the African diaspora and is the sister station to Afrocentric Voices, which plays recordings by African American classical vocalists and vocal composers.
José Mauricio Nunes Garcia (1767-1830) was an Afro-Brazilian composer and organist who was the grandson of slaves. Over 240 works of music by Garcia have survived. Garcia's mother was Vitória Maria da Cruz and his father was Apolinário Nunes Garcia, a tailor. Garcia was born in Rio de Janeiro on September 22, 1767. Salvador José de Almeida e Faria taught the youth music.
José Maurício Nunes Garcia, composer, organist (1767 - 1830)