Today, we are taking a look at the superlative CARMEN SOUZA & THEO PASCAL and the mysterious young maestros MYRIAD FOREST…
Carmen Souza & Theo Pascal
It is always prudent to approach any new music by Carmen Souza and Theo Pascal with great expectation quite simply because you never know what to expect. Theirs is truly the sound of surprise. Carmen Souza has all the characteristics of a modern expressionist. Her personality and great strength is conveyed in her inimitable singing style, while Theo Pascal’s, ferociously gifted bassist, playing is more rooted in the jazz tradition. Their culture is redolent of Sodade, that aching longing that informs its fishing ethos and yet it rocks with the polyrhythms of its African antecedents.
Carmen Souza and Theo Pascal are the architects of this unique idiom that is at once wrought from the explosive geography of Cape Verde and the sophistication of mainland Portugal and Britain that has also shaped their musical styles.
Just come with open mind and let the music flow with no expections….
Carmen Souza & Theo Pascal are…
Carmen Souza: Voice, Guitar, Piano, Rhodes
Theo Pascal: Electric bass & Double Bass
Shane Forbes: Drums
Nathaniel Facey: Sax
In their own words…
Jamie Benzies: Bass
Yussef Dayes: Drums
Tile Gichigi-Lipere: Electronics
Tomorrow, we are profiling London emcee TY and Ezra Collective. The countdown continues…