Alma Negra at Jetztmusik Festival
A Swiss mix of tribal and modern, organic and crafted rhythms with a touch of jazz and deep atmospherics. Recorded live in Mannheim.
Four friends from Cape Verde and the Mediterranean found themselves in Switzerland, fusing disparate and kindred musical elements — Afro-Cuban and African rhythms and chants, house beats and lashings of jazz — into their dancefloor releases as Alma Negra. With their edits on Sofrito and Highlife, they immediately caught a rep for energetic cuts and dynamic arrangements before turning their attention to self-produced tracks on Basic Fingers, Heist, Hot Case and the Dimensions Festival label.