David Virelles - Mboko (2014)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 59:01 min | 139 MB
Genre: Jazz, World | Label: ECM
With 'Mbókò', Cuban pianist-composer David Virelles has taken the folkloric rhythms of Afro-Cuban religious ritual and transmuted them into a 21st-century music resonating with mystery and meaning.
The main title, 'Mbókò', can mean "fundament" or "sugar cane" or "The Voice," not the human voice but The Voice that is believed in Abakuá culture to be the voice of a spirit, or spirits. Sound is an element revered in this culture, and that idea - the worship of sound itself - was a shaping force in the performances of Virelles' compositions on 'Mbókò'.