Cabas (Andrés Mauricio Cabas Rosales ) was born on October 7, 1976, in Barranquilla, Colombia. At the age of 5, Cabas' father, Eduardo, also a musician, and composer taught him music. By age 6, Cabas formally studied piano and became skilled at this and various other instruments, including percussion.
During his teenage years in Bogota, Cabas had a taste for classical music, rock, and roll, electronic, and also for Cumbia, and Fandango, from his native country. His music teacher from Colegio San Carlos, Helbert Ballestas, helped Cabas to develop the idea of fusing Colombian music with rock music.
As an adult, Cabas went to Paris, and New York. While in New York nightclubs, he met prominent figures of jazz and salsa, inspiring him to write and compose music. Cabas felt alienated, and depressed while in NY. In 2000, he wrote a self titled album that became a huge success in Columbia. The song titled Mi Bombon topped the charts for three months, earning him a Gold Disc and a double Platinum Disc.Mi Bombon video:
Cabas has performed with Lenny Kravitz, as well as Miguel Bose. Cabas participated in a concert musician Carlos Santana.
Cabas earned a Latin Grammy nomination for Best New Artist. At the MTV Latin Awards he has been nominated for Best Rock Album and Best Rock Interpretation, and the People's Prize and Best Rock Video for the Lo Nuestro Awards.
Cabas has written successful albums. He has also written a series of 37 children's songs in 2006. He has recorded the songs under his father's guidance. The songs were released as a limited edition on DVD in 2007, recorded in English, and Spanish.
Cabas joined with Repertorio Español theater in New York and renowned Theater, Film & TV Director, Jorge Alí Triana for an adaptation of Mario Vargas Llosa's "Pantaleón y las visitadoras" in 2009. Cabas composed the music for this original adaptation by father-and-daughter team Jorge Alí and Verónica Triana. The production premiered on October 2009. The original cast recording may be obtained by visiting www.repertorio.org/pantaleon
Cabas' latest video was released in October 2012: