25/01/2018Brazilian 10-Piece Nomade Orquestra Reveals An Audio-Visual World Of Sound On Sophomore Album

Hailing from the busy streets of São Paulo and "blending West African themes with Ethiopian jazz and North American styles" are Brazilian ethno-fusion collective Nomade Orquestra. In a review for The Guardian, Robin Denselow writes: "This inventive, 10-piece instrumental band match a powerful brass section against guitars, drum and bass, creating tuneful big-band music driven by insistent riffs and constantly changing direction."

What he was referring to, was "EntreMundos" (Between Worlds), aka the band's second longplayer, which was recorded at Red Bull Studios in São Paulo and released on Far Out Recordings in May 2017. "EntreMundos is like a cosmic musical playground where Ethio-jazz, Indian classical and Oriental sounds dance around Afro-Brazilian roots rhythms and Northern hemisphere jazz, funk, soul, library music and hip-hop influences."

It will hardly come as a surprise then that this album has gained Nomade Orquestra international recognition and turned heads across the globe. It doesn't seem like there's a musical influence not included in their rich and groovy tapestry. What's more, the band released a mind-boggling audio-visual companion to their second album, which definitely adds to the experience. Watch below and prepare to enter a world of sound. Also, for further reference, we would recommend this mini documentary.

AUTHOR: Lev Nordstrom