The New Sounds of NAPALMA
Brazil meets Senegal in Berlin
'Yobalema' is the first material with the new singer Abass Ndiaye from Senegal, who brought lyrics in Wolof, influences and melodies from West Africa, which gave a whole new shape to the Duo, but maintaining the multicultural identity and the energy for the dance floors with powerful and captivating electronic arrangements, varied percussions by Cid Travaglia on djembe, alfaia, shakers, talking drum and recycled instruments like water bottles or a milk pot.
NAPALMA is a Berlin based music project that entails the exploration of our boundaries through adventure, they mingle afro-brazilian sounds and percussions, electronic beats, brasses and eclectic vocals as a groovy explosion conceived with a original formula, that started in Brazil in 2004 and performed in over 25 countries.
Brazilian percussionist and electronic programmer Cid Travaglia's drumming style is the dynamite on wich Abass Ndiaye, vocalist, guitarist and percussionist bounces with his magical playfulness and highlights West African style and
melodies, accompanied by a brass player to build harmonies and solos that make the audience levitate.
The colorful melodies acquire original forms, based on a fidelity to a variety of percussive beats. This creates a trance that surprisingly is not based on a limitless repetition of resources. NAPALMA managed to call the attention of both, media and public through their powerful live performances.
For a full and comprehensive experience, you need to attend their shows. In a few seconds, stay assured, you'll find yourself dancing along and never stop!