Like recently the volcano of Ilha do Fogo has tragically proven, there are strange forces on earth's bowels whose overwhelming power is still unknown and that are not possible to predict or anticipate.The same is true in music. Although nowadays one tends to think that music no longer contains any mysteries and that there is no longer memories left to explore, the truth is that occasionally, still appears an unexpected eruption. Fortunately, in the case of music, the only thing that can possibly be devastated with such phenomena is inertia. A clear case is Fogo Fogo, project of Francisco Rebelo (bass), João Gomes (keyboards), Márcio Silva (drums) Danilo Lopes and David Person (voices / guitar) that regularly explodes with uncontrollable energy the dance floor of Casa Independente , a true cultural institution operating in Largo do Intendente at the service of a new Lisbon.
The Lisbon that sees the birth of Fogo Fogo is vibrant and special: it's a Lisbon where it fits all of Africa, especially the Lusophone i.e. Portuguese-speaking people... A Lisbon where you can still find vinyl collectibles from Os Tubarões as well as all the obscure author's editions of pearls from the Cape Verdean diaspora, like the ones recorded in the 80s and 90s in Musicorde Campo de Ourique studio. Gems that the world has never heard. This is the Lisbon that, alike the volcano, spews Fogo Fogo.
Fogo Fogo is an urgent manifestation of a culture, that very much alike a volcano is about to explode. The musicians involved are experienced, deep connoisseurs of multiple grooves of African inspiration, throwing themselves to Funaná Festivals like Boom Festival, Andanças, Festival SET and African ballroom dance parties in clubs like B.Leza or Voz do Operário, as if 1987 had been just a few days ago.
In this context the band takes upon themselves the most crucial mission: to induce dancing with no hidden tricks, only powerful bpms loaded with drums and bass in permanent slippage and sounds inspired by the traditional concertina, that command the melodic identity. E Si Propi, Sentimento, Pomba, Cabra Preta e M'Bem Di Fora - five pieces of hot lava, recorded with an intense and direct manner. After the eruption, nothing will remain the same.
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