Born in Paramaribo, Suriname, Gracia Gomez, demonstrated great musical talent at an early age. This energetic daughter of a violinist and an amateur actress won her first national talent contest at the age of eight. Discovered during a movie shoot by film legend Rock Hudson, Gracia was soon her way to New York City where she attended the famous school for the Performing Arts.
Gracia then crossed the Atlantic and made Amsterdam, Holland her home. In Holland, Gracia was one of the pioneers who popularized Latin Music with the European public. Her sparkling appearance and dynamic stage presence made her a natural as the lead singer of the lavish Brazil Tropicana Show.
Over the past quarter century, Gracia has shared the stage with a number of famous artists and music legends including Charles Aznavour, Fats Domino, Gilbert Becaud, Lou Rawls, Los Paraquaios and Dino Garcia. In addition to numerous television and radio appearances, she has performed throughout Holland and around Europe - Belgium, Germany, Spain and Italy - as well as Latin America.
Just recently Gracia received a Golden and Platina Award for her big hit 'Roberto', a well-known traditional Italian ballad, for which she performed and co-wrote a vibrant new arrangement. After discovering her Top Hit 'Roberto' Ursie Bento of the World Broadcasting Service, Holland, traced her down at the famous Latin club 'IBOYA' in Amsterdam. Over 3 million copies of her beloved recording of 'Roberto' have sold throughout the world.
Dutch producer Harry de Winter was very proud to present these prestigious awards to grateful Gracia in 1998. For this achievement she was also honoured in her native town Paramaribo with a celebration at the Torarica Hotel. With eyes that speak volumes and endless charm to accompany an incredible voice, capturing her audience's attention with a wide-ranging selection of soul and Latin sound, from merengue to salsa, samba to uniquely latin-jazz is Gracia's forte.
Her dazzling one-hour show with songs in English, Dutch, Portuguese, Spanish, Surinamese, Italian and Papiamento will take you around the world. It is as
unique and colourful as Gracia Gomez herself. Having performed in Latin
America and the Caribbean islands for some years she decided to return
to Amsterdam where she did various television shows including one with
megastar, Coolio. Promoter Rob Winter of More T.V. productions
offered to promote her new hit Pachanga in his 'Caribbean Top Twenty'.
Very soon now Garcia will be travelling around the world with her
her new album 'Yo Viviré' and her international 'Salsa Latin Touch
Show'. For her new album Gracia has instinctively and
consciously chosen Latin songs that will never be out of
fashion and this will ensure her success in the coming