Afrodelico is a magical journey
It’s about being here and there at the same time
Like the elasticity of dreams
A constant teletransportation
And in this coming and going
Sometimes I get trapped in another world
It is there where sound comes to life in mind.
When you do things naturally explanation is not necessary
Afrodelico is a journey, an acoustic madness
A madness like living with one foot on the moon and the other one on the ground.
For an artist , it is like balance.
Afrodelico is light, a special energy
It is a positive catatonic state
A reality outside day to day routine
It is the pleasure of playing in the mind
Free, away from stress and social pressure
It's simply music that speaks for itself.
AFRODELICO Peruvian Soul contains 10 songs extracted from Afro-Peruvian traditional repertoire .
On this album you will find unique versions that give Afro-Peruvian music previously unheard dimensions.
Musical arrangements and direction were made by Edward Perez, recognized jazz bassist based in New York www.edwardperez.com and were written specifically for this unique recording project.
Afrodelico also features special guest Pepe Vásquez, Afro Peruvian living culture musician in “No Valentín” a song he wrote, as well as the presence of singer Lucía de la Cruz at “La Noche de tu Ausencia”, written by Mario Cavagniaro and Milagros Guerrero, one of the most important contemporary voices of Afro-Peruvian music, currently first voice at Novalima band singing “El Mayoral” written by Wilfredo Franco.
Afrodelico is the expression of the most intense influences of African-American and Afro-Peruvian music, “landó”, blues , “festejo”, funk and jazz.
On this album we can appreciate a version of “Bandida” written by Francisco Quiroz in Bossa Nova rhythm . Also a blues version of “Peruanita Bonita” by Vicente Bianchi and a powerful funk version of “Se me van los pies” by Juan Medrano Cotito.
Afrodelico is a creative and fun album, a sonic madness, the joy of playing in the mind away from stress and social pressure.
- RUPERTA de Aníbal Rosado.
- TORO MATA de Caitro Soto.
- LA NOCHE DE TU AUSENCIA de Mario Cavagnaro.
- INGA del folklore peruano.
- NO VALENTÍN de Pepe Vásquez.
- SE ME VAN LOS PIES de Juan Medrano “Cotito”.
- BANDIDA de Francisco Quiroz.
- PERUANITA BONITA de Vicente Bianchi.
- EL ALCATRAZ de Abelardo Vásquez.
- EL MAYORAL de Wilfredo Franco.
Edward Perez / baby bass
Alex Sarrin / drums
Leonardo Gigio Parodi / minor percussion
Juan Medrano Cotito / “cajón”, “quijada” and bell.
Eric Kurimski / acoustic & electric guitars
Duncan Haynes / Piano Rodes
Rafael Fusa Miranda / Saxo
Daniel Vallejo / Saxo
Franco Carranza / Trumpet
Fernando Gonzales / Trombone
Gabriel Alegría / Trumpet
Yordanky Hernandez / Trumpet
Amadeo Gaviria / Synthesizers
Rey Soto / Guitar
Herbert Kruger / Electric Guitar
Abel Salcedo / Electric Guitar
Henry Ueunten / Hammond Leslie
Tito Alberto Manrique / Guitar
Ervin Cabezudo / Piano Rodes
Monica Zevallos / Choirs
Luis Pardo Valdespino / Choirs
Luis Alberto Manchego / Choirs
Noelia Heritage / Choirs
Marco Mosquera / Choirs
Jorge Pardo / Lead vocals & choirs
AUDIO RECORDING AND EDITING
Chavez and Dante Amadeo Gaviria
ENGINEER MIXING & MASTERING
Black Star Diana Aguilar
Miguel A Perales
Florence & Daniel
Lucia de la Cruz
Rafael Santa Cruz
Recorded at STUDIO EL TECHO / Lima - Peru ,
Between winter 2012 and spring 2013.
Musical arrangements & direction by EDWARD PEREZ / New York.
Produced by JORGE PARDO for AFRODELICO Peruvian Soul / Peru .