Percussion only consists of riffs?
Congas can only be played Afro-Cuban? Percussive Afro-Brazilian contemporary
music means Samba-Reggae? The Brazilian master drummer Parana Bomfim proves
the opposite. He has developed a vanguard line of Brazilian conga, which
is equally influenced by traditional rhythms and jazz master John Coltrane.
In order to realize his creativity and versatility finally in a group,
where percussion not only serves as musical background, he initiated the
project BrasilAfroJazz. There he shows the afro-percussive potential in
the repertoire of well-known Brazilian musicians and builds a bridge between
tradition and innovation.
The marked personalities of
all musicians of BrasilAfroJazz develop a dynamic dialogue, connecting
different traditions and genres. The result is music full of pleasure and
energy, which carries us beyond musical and cultural frontiers, and lends
wings not only to our ears, but also to our souls.