Brazil, 2022, vanguarda paulista / jazz fusion / afro-jazz / candomblé music

Iara RennóOríkì: This delightfully-complex yet easy-on-the-ear album was 13 years in the making and finds its roots in a sound installation at the Afro Brasil Museum in São Paulo. Basically, Rennó was brought in to provide 12 compositions dedicated to each of twelve orixá, deities of the African diaspora, meant to be played as an interactive element of the exhibitions. Born of art that goes beyond music, this album contains inextricable references to religion and culture, expressed beautifully in the rich, collaborative layers of the music as it calls upon the traditions of jazz, folk, and the indigenous traditions of not only Brazil but of West Africa.

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