Saturday, June 27, 2015

Electrifying: AfroElectro and "Omin"

Today's random song is by Brazilian group AfroElectro. The band was formed in 2009 and takes as their inspiration Brazilian styles such as music from Nazaré da Mata, capoeira, and African musicians such as Ali Farka Touré, Kasai Allstars, Karim Ziad and Oumou Sangare. Hailing from Sao Paolo, AfroElectro's mission is to bring the roots of African musical culture to Brazil so Brazilians can better understand their cultural heritage. This song, Omin, can be found on the compilation album Best of Far Out 2014.