Meet Cedric…an ordinary young man w/ extraordinary integrity. A gentle voice that sings harsh words. An unconfident soul w/ super-determination. An insecure person who risks his security for what he believes is right. A loving individual who hates today’s hypocrisies. A speaker of truth in a truth-less society. A prophet in an irreverent world.
Meet Cedric, believer of a new freedom, not restricted by conventional approaches. Lover of those who use their hands, hater of those who push buttons. Individualistic, feeling out of place in the solar system. Meet Cedric, speaking his mind clearly with new sounds, new images, new ideas.
Cedric and the Catsanovas have released their four song EP titled, “New Bohemia”, and the upbeat music with free flowing lyrics are inspiring fans to be their best selves.
Check out Cedric and the Catsanovas’ fan favorite “Can’t Let You Go” on spotify: https://open.spotify.com/track/4Jx3sheUDlplHikFwHTbhw?si=3acc0934524144f7
Cedric and his rotating ensemble of the Catsanovas are leaving their mark on the world and changing it for the better. Cedric was born in Kigali, Rwanda then 10 years later decided to move to the United States to pursue a better life. Young Cedric was very much influenced by punk rock music and John Lennon (the third song on EP is a Beatles cover). Punk rock and early Beatles records like “I Want to Hold your Hand” or “Daytripper” made Cedric want to learn guitar, so he decided to pick it up and learn. This is actually around the time Cedric came up with the riff for “Rwandan Energy”, when he was listening to a lot of Ramones, Black Flag, Misfits, Agent Orange, etc. Later in his high school career Cedric’s tastes changed due to being bored of listening to the same sounding distorted guitars found on punk records. Cedric thinks the Catsanovas’ more experimental sound is influenced by 80s new wave like B-52s, Devo, Altered Images as well as dunedin sounds from bands like: The Bats, 3Ds, The Clean, The Verlaines.