Traditions and modernity, two different worlds but here they join hands to create music with finesse. Teriba gives us a pure groove in the image of the traditional rhythms of Benin.
On the scene, they share with the audience a powerful, vivacious emotion. The body and the mind are solicited in an intense trance. Songs, percussion, dance, Yoruba incantation. To be mistaken, one would think to hear the sacred masks Egun (ghosts). Everything is expertly dosed.
A predominant subject: WOMEN, Women. He is present in different forms. The place of women in the world in general, education, the question of children and its place in the music industry and the scene.
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Humanity is but a small part of nature and Earth is our mother. An African quote says: The Child who keeps his parents awake at night also doesn't sleep. When we take care of nature; we take care of ourselves because we are part of it. When nature is hurt, we are hurt, so it's important to take care of nature and to treat it as we would treat ourselves. There are things happening to us without anyone being able to answer them. Our world is falling apart because of our nonsense. And we still haven't understood.
This is a love song for life on earth. As the lyrics say; ‘We’re bound together like a thousand prayers’. It reminds us that love is the one truth and that we will find ‘ways to survive.’ The song was written when thinking about how we cannot change systems with the approaches that produced them, and about how this time is particularly challenging. The song proposes that if we all feel love for every element of life, from the beauty of nature, to our own sorrows and joys, for our diversity of people, it will ‘tune us up’ to be more holistic.
An improvisation with its own light and unique instrument. This piece became the MOMENTO – a Moment in my heart. The Moment. The Mountain. The Shepherd walking and making music. There it was my Portuguese root trying to recover this memory close to Nature. Today in Portugal, the "Chocalho" is considered Intangible Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO, due to its tendency to extinguish itself and this important bond. There was a time when man knew, cared and thanked for each animal he ate at his family table. It was not so long ago, remember?
This song is about hope. We surely have reason to think that this world is going to ruin. That there is no hope for us and for the next generations. But we must always remain positive. Each of us should do our part to make a difference. In this song, it's a mother (earth) talking to her children. she tells them everything will be fine. She tells them that there is no reason to be afraid because the good that we want for the world is within us. If we have the strength to go deep down, we can change the world, make it better
Gblagada refers to the vastness of the earth, the vastness of the universe. This world around us is populated by species as different as each other. It is so and it cannot be otherwise because the world needs this diversity. It is it which gives it its essence. It is from this diversity that the world draws its balance. Our duty is therefore to maintain this diversity, to respect differences and to be tolerant.
No submissions for project Beyond Music Project Volume 1.