Zawezo Del Patio

"Zawezo Del Patio"

In every music genre there comes an artist that challenges the very definition of that music genre.  With the power of one – himself – Zawezo is establishing a new Latino wave.

Born in San Cristobal, Dominican Republic, and raised in Haina, Dominican Republic, Alex Garcia, p.k.a. Zawezo Del’Patio, found himself passionate about music at an early age.  As a child, Zawezo enjoyed listening to American hip hop.    Although he did not speak English, he soon learned how to sing every word and dance every step he saw in American videos.   Recognizing his natural talent, Zawezo realized at an early age that he was born to pursue a career in music.

As young as ten years old, Zawezo began entering street battles in towns throughout his home country: Haina, San Cristobal, Los Mina, Enzanche, Ozama, and Santo Domingo.  Thru the process of winning and losing, Zawezo realized that each challenge was an opportunity to express himself and find his own unique voice.  At 16 during his tour of duty in the Dominican Republic Air Force, Zawezo  continued his music, battles and street venues.  Music was now his life.

It wasn’t until a few years later, while competing with a group he created called Fine Boys, that Zawezo received recognition.   It was then Zawezo felt that his talent was something special, separate from the rest.  Nineteen at the time, Zawezo’s life as he knew it was uprooted when he came to New York to live in the Bronx.  With his desire for music running thru his veins, Zawezo became acquainted with local musicians and rapidly learned to speak English.  It was there in the Bronx streets, the birthplace of Hip Hop, that Zawezo’s met his future recording partner Sensato and together they created the group Del’Patio; the next chapter in his musical career.

Del’Patio was first known as the underground urban hip-hop group from New York.  They broke ground in the industry as one of the only groups at that time singing and rapping in Spanish. Every step brought him deeper into the business of music.  The dynamic duo knew they were destined for success because the industry was their co-sign.  In 2007, Bridgez Magazine named the duo “Artists of Tomorrow”.  They began appearing everywhere – Univision’s Sabado Gigante, (Spanish-language television’s #1 program), MTV Tr3’s “Sucker Free Latino, “ Mun2 (an NBC Universal network), and in 2008 Radio & Records Magazine listed one of their songs as the #6 most played single by Latino DJs in the U.S. .  Zawezo learned quickly that the music business is a business and at times money is held over everything, even partnerships.  Their hit single, “Watagatapitusberry,” taught him lessons about the business that made him decide to become the power of one and launch his solo career. It was back to the lab for Zawezo, this time creating the sound of Zawezo.  It took almost one and half years to create the birth of “El Circo,” his solo project

Music and creativity runs through Zawezo’s veins.  He continues to generate new music and videos.  From the Dominican Republic to  the Bronx, Zawezo continues to challenge himself and his music with his unique style, Latin Trap, Hip Hop, Pop and Latin Rhythms, Lyrics in both Spanish and English, and sick flows both rapping, chanting and singing.  Zawezo has made his mark in the world of International Music.