The path of an independent artist is the longest of roads. Especially when you are Dominican artist born outside the Capital and not a Bachata artist. But a car with an impressive look goes much further with a quality engine. For Limanol Adams, K-Pop is the energy source that feeds his creative talent and foundation that supports a debut that otherwise gets lost in the shuffle.
Coming from a culture that is seeing a resergence of an old classic sound, Bachata, as the dominant force in Latin music currently, it’s ironic that this small town man, through several visits to the states, would take his first step into a larger world embracing another music genre, K-Pop, the music wave from South Korea that is also spreading its wings quickly worldwide the last few years.
“That’s when the transfusion of culture started and my taste for music began to expand, it comprised not only my traditional sounds, but I opened up to new ways of art and music expressions.”
Limanol became both a fan and admirer of KPop, it’s music and by extension it’s culture through friends that shared a mutual love of the music The fusion inherent in that wave reflects the experimentation that Latin music has experienced as late. Making something new of something old.
“It was ‘Love at first sight.’ The way they combine the music, dance and fashionable style made me fall in love,” Adams explained, “When hanging out with my friends of this genre, we mostly enjoy singing when we are together. We are like a family.”
It has had a beneficial impact on Limanol as he has come all the way from the small province of Elias Pina to New York City to rub shoulders with figures in the entertainment field and Korean Idols. His music has certainly evolved as a result.
“My music has a lot of American Pop influences, and incorporates sounds based on my Latin roots. Electro vibes and Hip-Hop hooks brings energy and power to my sound, and I put some RnB to give it soul,” Limanol pointed out, “Definitely Kpop is a big part of my style, not only because of how fresh and passionate it is, but also how innovative it is.”
Limanol has been associated with the Born Star Training Center for a year honing his craft for his debut and including trainees in his live performances. Coming off a very successful New York Kpop World Christmas Party event that will be part of a upcoming documentary, attention is being paid.
“I’ve been practicing my singing and dance skills day and night as well as working on expanding my visualization as a musician,” Limanol explained.
As the star in Bethehem signaled the birth of the Messiah, Limanol Adams hopes that the season of giving will birth a career of similiar success. The Korean formula of star making is now available to Adams who is planning his EP Mini Album and he can’t ask for a more than this in his formative years. “I feel blessed for all the people, fans and friends that I’ve met through this year. I’m very excited to see what 2017 will bring: My EP Debut Mini Album, Videos, Gigs and more, so stay tuned and keep cheering me up”.