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Elio Alcindor

Multiple award-winning Latin Gospel singer Elio is a Canadian of Haitian origin. At an early age, he was involved in the ministry of Praise and Worship in the church of his parents, which he continues to do in several languages, including Spanish, French, Creole & English. After the release of his first album, “Úsame Señor,” which earned him multiple awards and nominations, he suffered a hard time with the loss of his first wife. After many years of dealing with this hardship, he pulled himself off it through music with the release of “Glorifícate” in 2018, which earned him an award and multiple nominations. In 2020, he released his very well-received single “Hosanna,” which, once again, earned him an award as Christian Latin Artist of the Year with Latin Awards Canada and multiple nominations from several academies.

He then released “Vamos a Celebrar” in 2021. He received ten nominations in many countries, including the USA, Canada, and Latin America (Hollywood Media in Music Awards – HMMA Awards - USA, Latin Awards Canada - Canada, Voices of Gospel Music Awards – VOGMA Awards – USA, Praise Music Awards – Colombia, Premios El Galardon Internacional – USA/Dominican Republic and so many more). Winner of the Voices Of Gospel Awards (VOGMA) EP of the Year 2022 (Alabama – USA), Elio has released “Haz lo que quieras” y “Poderoso,” two singles in Spanish that are very well received in many countries around the world. His feature with Kristal Chalmers is an English version of Poderoso called “So Powerful .”Elio wants to continue praising and worshipping the Lord to the last day of its existence. “No matter what comes your way, God will always be in control and will get you through it, you will see light through it no matter how dark it looks like” always says Elio.

For fans who have never heard your music, can you pick three words to describe it?! If three words just aren't enough then tell us more!!

God is there (for you)

What is your favorite part about being an artist? Is it songwriting, performing, recording, something else?) Tell us why.

Just seeing lives being transformed by the messages in the songs.

Can you tell us what being in the recording studio is like for you?

To tell the truth, I enjoy more being on the stage in connection with the audience than being in the studio. Nevertheless, it has be fun. Every engineer has a way to do things and it is important to adapt to each of them. It is indeed a nice process.

Okay, this a fun question. When you are not doing music, what else do you enjoy doing?

Teaching. I also teach Ultrasound. I enjoy doing it. I also enjoy so much being in mission trips to help people in needs.

Who do you admire most in the music scene today and why?

Being able to connect to people in so many countries using internet. It is fun now, no need for a CD nowadays, Spotify, and every digital platform is simple for people to download the songs.

Can you tell us what song you've written that is the most emotional and describe the meaning behind it?

Be glorified (Glorificate in Spanish). After a very long period of time fighting with God for the lost of my 1st wife, I decided to do not continue with my ministry. After all, I realized God is God and I cannot condition Him on what he decides to do or allow to happen. This is where I came to a total surrender to God and I said to Him to please use me for whatever He wants to and most importantly to be glorified in my life and every single thing I do.

Are you working on any new material right now or what's in the works for the upcoming year?

I have some special presentations and a Tour for the end of the Year. The main goal for next year is to record a Live Concert in Texas. We are working on it for next Year.

Tell us where fans can access your music.


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