Addia Furtado, an actress and percussionist, develops her percussive research on the rhythms of Afro-Brazilian culture and traditional rhythms from West African countries, a region of the ancient Mandingo Empire, having already taken courses with african masters: Sekouba Oulare, Babara Bangoura, Fode Bangoura, Bolokada Conde, among others. Also trained as an actress and producer since 2003.
She is currently part of the african dance and percussion group Abayomi and the group formed by women La Clínica, which mixes percussion and African and Afro Brazilian dance with several performative elements with the woman as protagonist.
At the end of May, we chatted with our friend AJ Fountain from folk jam band A Brother’s Fountain who was embarking on a road trip across the Southwest USA with his bandmates in their 1979 RV, performing pop concerts along the way. Read “Music That Fills You Up | Part 1” here. The trip […]
20 minutes that changed the history of music: Remembering Live Aid 1985
Music, like history, on its own, is vast and full of surprising stories with unexpected turns and endings. It’s those unplanned and iconic moments that brought us some of the most important figures in music history. Inspired by a report from the BBC in October 1984, activist and composer Bob Geldof, along with his partner, […]