‘Curupira’ is the 2nd single by German jazz ensemble Muito Kaballa Power Ensemble as part of their upcoming album ‘Mamari’ on 28 May. Curupira is a mythological creature that was known for being able to communicate with the inhabitants of the forest, notably alarming them about danger.
The song starts with the sounds of an awakening rainforest slowly flowing into a lively groove of the jungle, that musically depicts all its power and diversity. However, the forest is burning and we are calling Curupira to come help us. The Baritone solo depicts the arrival of the demonic figure. The jungle sounds appear again but are quickly drowned out by the arrival of humans and the sounds of machines cutting the trees. Vocals and spoken word by Nora Beisel.
The remix by German-Ghanaian producer Lee Bass (Gato Preto) takes Curupira to a different level. The drop is definitely another wake up call. While making you dance, the remix puts the message right to the front alarming the listener about the ecological collapse.
This single serves as a fundraiser to support a reforestation project in Brazil – Resgate Climático. To actively protect and reforest land in Bahia that once used to be pristine rainforest. Under the current political circumstances and the record wildfires in the country, their work has become more important than ever.
Hope you all had a good time at our party in OCCII, A’dam last saturday and/or the next day at the Casa Babilon queensnight party in Vechtclub, Utrecht. We sure had fun and time for another blast next weekend. On liberation day Saturday 5 may we’ll be playing our liberating global sounds @ Straatlokaal festival on the central Neude square in Utrecht from 19h till 23h. and oh, entry is free!
Straatlokaal is a fresh festival initiave created by the fine folks of FOUNDation (including our Rebel Up! designer Jet) who will present their creative building project of found/recycled materials on the Neude square in combination with music and concerts by local musicians and dj’s. The festival kicks off on Saturday and runs till Thursday 10 may, see the full programme on the FOUNDation site or join the facebook event. The festival is completely free on each day, so no reason to miss this new alternative city festival. See you there!