One of the concepts of Afro is the creativity of actively incorporating things that we come into contact with in our daily lives and creating new works of art without being bound by genre. In this video, what kind of world can we create in our current situation? I'm challenging this from the perspective of both images and sound. Obatala, the Cuban god of Yoruba worship, appears in this song. Obatala is the god of peace and intelligence. We feel very strongly that we can only enjoy the world of creation when we have peace in our daily lives. It's like bouncing back and forth between reality and fantasy... Enjoy the mysterious worldview of two conflicting worlds connected by an icon called Obatala.
Recording : Abex Studio(Michiko Abe)/Island studio（Kiyoshi Murai) Illustration : Shota Namba/Nana Nezu Videographer : Nana Nezu produced by NS Records japan
Oggun feat SAYAKA
1st Album Release Live 2019.10.30
Guest Player SAYAKA (Violin)
Michiko Abe (key/director)
Nana Cantarina (Vo/Perccion Menor)
Hiroaki Tsugaki (key)
Tetsuo Koizumi (bass)
Juasa Kanoh (Drums)
(Percussion) Kota Seki (Bata etc...)
New music is now available. The language is Spanish, but it is an original piece of music that expresses the desire to "play the sound without losing hope" in the devastating situation from the period of self-restraint to the present. The video features a performance of Babalu Aye a traditional dance performance and Cuban percussion instrument, Bata Drum, with a guest Afro-Cuban dancer, YASUJI, wishing for the revival of society from Covid-19.
Daré la Rumba
Videographer : Nana Nezu
Guest Dancer : YASUJI
Filming Location : AKAI Factory
Location Cordinator : mirei
Produced by NS Records Japan
at Cezanne Studios (Madrid - Spain) www.cezanneproducciones.com
“I was really impressed by the quality of the compositions and arrangements of this album when I received it from Michiko. I have been involved in many projects of Latin Jazz in my career, and The fusion between the most authentic and raw ethnic cuban music and the modernity of the urban style is something that Afro Urbanity does in a perfect way. It´s been a pleasure to be involved in the mixing and mastering of this wonderful project with this amazing bunch of great musicians. I am very happy with the results both sonically and musically and I congratulate the whole team for that."