I have learned to take a “best of both worlds” approach to my music being that I’m both a Nigerian & an American. The traditional African rhythms are present with the modern afro-pop sounds, mixed with soul & other contemporary genres.
A striking piece artistic as ever & cleverly entertaining in a new, incomparable way. This is nothing like Oxaï Roura’s previous releases, yet at the same time, it’s soaked in the very same creative freedom & other worldly levels of inspiration.
Something that feels very gentle & intimate at first, later drawing you in with its sense of togetherness, then finally evolving into something quite chaotic & overwhelming, even slightly unsettling.
The collaborative process has led to a number of cultures meeting & working in unison within the ambiance, and this creates something particularly special.
The music is completely refreshing, familiar yet original in essence, loyal to the art that inspired it yet also indicative of a brand new sound. The only thing missing is to witness it all unfolding before you in real time.
Mario Marco Farinato’s abilities as a musician are mesmerising, though it’s his passion or emotional input that really helps it shine. The experience is entrancing because the intensity rises & falls away in the most natural, deeply human manner.
Victor Samalot’s creativity presents an instrumental journey that transports you from one moment to the next; the beach, to the cafe, to the bar & beyond.
The reflective nature of the lyrics will connect on a profound level with many listeners. The musical variety on top makes for a striking experience.
Hugely provocative, the sort of escapism that removes you from your now & forcibly places you in some other. A world of imaginative & considerate thinking.
Xi Lyu is the driving force behind Black Jasmine. Her music is influenced by her Chinese heritage & her love of Western Opera. A unique fusion of cultures.
This is high powered, highly passionate, ever inspiring music, with every possible flavour thrown in at various moments to continuously spice things up.
I love the feeling of truth & simplicity one can find into the percussive dimension… Simple moves, pure sounds, and a limitless field of possibilities…