MastaKriz La Guira
Christopher Sanchez also known as MastaKriz La Guira. I was born in the Bronx, NY. I have been dominating percussion instruments since I was 3 years old. I have built & learned my skills from my father whom was a local percussionist (Guira) in the tri-state area. I would perfect my craft on the Guira playing with a hairbrush while all the kids were outside seizing the beautiful and summery weather. I am also a self-taught piano player and I have been playing since I was 8 years old. In addition to participating in talent shows at the local schools. In my adolescent years, I steered away from music and focused my energy to the concrete jungle (the streets) and as a result, I was shipped to a military school in the Dominican Republic where I learned about discipline, patience and obedience. In addition to being mentored by the great Chichi Peralta and my mother as well. My mother made it her priority to keep me from being enticed by the streets and gifted me with my first professional Guira and tambora, which indeed kept me out of trouble and made me fall in love with the craft more and more each day. I also credit Chichi Peralta for my growth and allowing me excel and get in tune with my musical identity to become a force that will eventually make me an acclaimed musician within the musical community. Percussion, my hunger, my passion and love for music allowed me to catapult and climb ranks in the business and has saved me from the very streets that could've introduced me to unfortunate situations, incidents and circumstances. At this present moment, I am the most popular Guirero on YouTube and have perform and recorded for the most successful music acts in the Latin market.