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Family Atlantica Duo

An intergalactic sonic journey through 3 continents fronted by Venezuelan powerhouse Luzmira Zerpa. Get ready for some ear trickle with serious good beats.

Moving through genres as diverse as psychedelic highlife, steel- pan Ethio-funk, calypso, biao and scorching equatorial jazz underpinned by deep afro-Atlantic dance rhythms, they have created a cohesive, forward-looking sound that echoes classic tropical recordings of the past whilst still sounding fresh and contemporary. Lush string and horn arrangements give way to acidic commentary on the immigration system and slavery as well as incantations of unity.

This is a rapid-fire, rhythm-heavy journey, simultaneously moving between the past and future of trans-Atlantic roots music.

“A borderline chaotic mix of highlife, Ethiopian jazz and Cuban rumba along with a surface shimmer of 1960s psychedelia” The Independent

“An exuberant, percussive and increasingly sophisticated outfit” The Guardian