The SoulFire Project, No Borders Review
The SoulFire Project is a multi-cultural world music group. Their sound fuses reggae and cumbia with folk, Afro-Latin, and Caribbean elements, weaving a tapestry of world music that embraces the resilience of the human spirit. With a powerful blend of world beats and irresistible harmonies. The band has been touring the Americas since 2009 in their home/studio, a converted 1979 school bus that runs on used vegetable oil and solar power, The SoulFire Project has grown from the street to the stage, to world music festivals in Central America, Europe, and the US. They have built a solid fan base from their energetic live shows that blends gypsy punk, acoustic world mixes, and hard-grooving Afro-Latin anthems. The band has three independent releases (El Primer Paso, Le Gran Voyage and YouRevolución EP), The SoulFire Project is now excited to release their most ambitious album to date, No Borders, produced by Grammy award-winning, Christian Castagno.Positives: Up-lifting music that will feed the soul and entertain the mind as the body will have to move to all the grooves on No Borders. Bottom Line: No Borders reflects the group’s core beliefs and is based on the musical genres and languages dear to their hearts. The ten tracks have songs in English, Spanish and Portuguese, and features musicians from 13 countries. The core sound of Latin America’s musical influence is evident in their fusion of Colombian cumbia with salsa in “En Movimiento,” or the Champeta Africana tinge on songs like “Raya en el Mar” and “Palabra Kadabra.” Their nomadic nature has also allowed them to gain a deeper understanding of the indigenous struggles and resistance, sentiments called upon in “La Montaña Ruge” and responded to in “Somos Más.” The SoulFire Project reaffirms the intelligence of our inner child and ignites the revolutionary fervor that is growing in us, distinguishing the group as a powerful new force in today’s world music scene. The core band is Cooper Morgan – Lead Vocals, Guitar, Requinto; Andrea Morgan – Vocals & Minor Percussion; Manuel Pazzaglia – Guitar, Keys & Bass; Eli Carlton-Pearson – Bass & Guitar; Edgar Torres – Congas & Percussion and Jose Brito – Drums. This is a joyous album that celebrates positive energy through the sensual sounds of the Americas. That’s the short of it!
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La Montaña Ruge
Raya En El Mar
No Borders [Explicit]
Release Date: June 19, 2020
The SoulFire Project