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  • Estudio de Criação – An Homage to Jongo

    The project Estudio de Criação (“Studio of Creation”) is a realization of the cultural group “Jongo da Serrinha”. Jongo is a cultural manifestation of essentially rural Africans directly linked to African culture in Brazil. Aimed at an audience of young people and adults the project realized creative activities in the field of music, especially dedicated to composition and production in the studio.

    Luis Filipe de Lima about the CD:
    “African heritage on Brazilian ground, synthesis of ancient fertility rites, the border between music, dance and magic. So is Jongo – Jongo of the old blacks, which came to our days by the hand of his great-grandchildren and today enchants people beyond the hills, terraces and Quilombos where it was planted. Result of this entrancement, the CD “Estudio de Criação” brings together eight tracks where Jongo is freely revisited by producers and composers from Rio and of various profiles, with the common element in the use of modern digital tools for recording, editing, mixing and sound processing. Sign of these times in which the musical creation is increasingly embedded in technology. The Jongo of the ancestral drums is here electronic too, jongo jungle, reframing and experiment.”