ZacarÃas Ferreira is a Bachata artist from the Dominican Republic. He was born in the 1970s in the Dominican Republic.
Ferreira was born in the cigar-manufacturing town of Amaceyes Tamboril, near Santiago in the Cibao region of the north-western Dominican Republic. The region is famous for merengue pÃ©rico ripao, the traditional Dominican music, and his family, all big music lovers, filled his childhood home with the music spurring ZacarÃas on to dream of becoming a musical artist himself.
The desire to improve himself motivated him to leave for the countryâ€™s capital, Santo Domingo, where he joined the Conservatorio Nacional and also sang in a local bachata group.
Ferreira then became a member of the Brugal rum company orchestra, where he remained for five years. His debut album, Me LiberÃ©, was released in 1997 and won the prestigious Dominican music award, the Cassandra. Three years later his second album, El Triste, won the award for him for a second time.
In the winter of 2001, Ferreira traveled to the United States for the first time and played 77 gigs in just six-and-a-half weeks in New York.
August 17, 2010 ZacarÃas Ferreira inaugurated Escuela primaria de Amaceyes Arriba, which he built. (Wikipedia)