BRA/ ITA/ ANG -AMPLIFICA RECORDS
STYLE: World Music
TRAVEL CREW: 6 pax
AVAILABILITY: Full year 2023
Immigration, Freedom and Poetry.
Ayom's sound channels energies from Africa and Latin America
Ayom's self-titled debut album is a vibrant collection of tracks that point and borrow from the folk music of Brazil, Angola, and Cape Verde. Blending centuries-old traditions with the dark, rhythmic language of Lusophone cultures, Ayom defies purists and provides a spiritual, fast-paced journey across the Atlantic.
While some people believe that when we decide or are forced to leave our country for another land, we are also leaving our culture behind, Ayom believes just the opposite. Formed in Barcelona in 2018, Ayom consists of 6 members from Angola, Brazil, Greece and Italy with singer and percussionist Jabu Morales at center stage. Their name refers to the "Lord of Music" and the pulsating energy that exists in the drums and drums of the Orixás, the gods worshipped in the Brazilian Candomblé faith. The Lusophone connection is given a unique Mediterranean update with the addition of the accordion (Alberto Becucci), adding to the borderless nature of the group's philosophy and composition.
Ayom's self-titled debut album is a vibrant collection of tracks that point and borrow from the folk music of Brazil, Angola and Cape Verde. Blending centuries-old traditions with the dark, rhythmic language of Lusophone cultures, Ayom challenges purists and provides a spiritual, fast-paced journey across the Atlantic.
Autobiographical, the song is full of the nuances of feminine power, in full transition between her different phases-faces: girl, woman, and mother, marking the migratory process of a Brazilian woman who left her country to conquer and live fully her freedom without physical or symbolic borders, besides portraying the artist's journey to her origins, who finds, from the sound of the drum, the strength to connect with her ancestry.
Sung with a sweet voice, AYOM reveals a strong but at the same time light speech, drawing, in an emblematic way, the new phase of Morales, who left Brazil to live in Barcelona, affirming her feminine empowerment, while making us reflect about the paradigms that permeate a prejudiced, sexist and misogynistic society.