Drums & Percussion
THIS ALBUM IS FOR THE YEAR 2000 AND WAY BEYOND. IT'S TRUE TRIBAL DANCE AND ALTHOUGH PARTLY INFLUENCED BY MY HOME COUNTRY, BRAZIL, THE MUSIC HAS NO BORDERS OR FRONTIERS - IT'S TRULY HOMELESS !"
Airto Moreira the Brazilian master of percussion enters the 21st century with HOMELESS, a new album on MELT 2000 after 8 years of absence as a solo artist - a long time, but certainly worth waiting for! HOMELESS is co-produced and co-composed by daughter Diana and her husband Krishna Booker of Eyedentity who recently released their own album "SEE" on Electric Melt. Homeless is influenced by a strong mutual desire by the artist and myself to go beyond the boundaries of today's commercial music and to present generations of dedicated dance fans with a truly organic and tribal dance album drawing from centuries of global rhythms.
HOMELESS is a message of peace and a call for a change at the same time. Airto, for the first time, strongly features the incredible vocal talent of his daughter Diana giving the album an edge previously unheard from the Master.
The choice of musical collaborators clearly marks probably the highest standard in today's percussive dance music. Changuito, Cuban master conga player and his "pupil" Giovanni Hidalgo from Puerto Rico are not new to the dedicated Airto fans and to find Master Capoeira teacher Amen on the same album shows the spirit of togetherness.
Long time associate Jose Neto contributes his fine guitar playing to two tracks and Gary Brown puts bass where one wants it in the New Millennium. Enjoy and celebrate !
Track Listing (30 Second Samples)
1. VIRA POEIRA (BURNING TO DUST) (4:50)
2. COME AS YOU ARE (4:48)
3. 700 YEARS (4:40)
4. AFTER THESE MESSAGES (3:06)
5. STREET VENDORS (D'JMBO) (5:06)
6. WAKE UP NOW (4:20)
7. HOMELESS (AROUND THE FIRE) (6:22)
8. SAMBA 4 SALE (7:02)
9. GINGA SEM FRONTEIRA (6:02)
10. THE LAST ONE (4:45)