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Title: Mae Da Lua
Release: Out now
Lead Tracks: Punu-Punu, Poção Musistica, Aldeia
Watch “Tudo Gira” from the Mãe da Lua Album
On the track “Aldeia”, the sounds of the rainforest are underpinned by Tuvan throat singing, an ethereal female voice drifting between the two; on “Punu-Punu”, India Mãe da Lua’s vocals carry a traditional melody of the Brazilian Kamayurá tribe through an achingly beautiful and trance-like fusion of plucked African kalimba and flourishes of guitar. These combinations may look on paper as though they’re artificially forced, but the transcendent joy of the music is taken to new levels by the meeting of cultures bound by universal emotions and experiences.
Kalibé’s first album, “La Danse d’Harmattan”, conveyed the shared feelings of the musicians relating to human migration – often sombre but extremely poignant songs which carry a message to people of all nations, whilst their new release, “Mãe da Lua” (named after the voice of the album, environmental activist and poet, India), explores spirituality, leading to a collection of songs which have a hypnotic allure and a calming quality that perfectly encaptures the aim of the project – to bring together people from all cultures through the power of music, whilst celebrating their ancestry and looking positively to the future.