The last year, we have been working towards a new album. We have had two recording sessions so far, and will be finishing recording in mid September. Please watch this space for more info! As part of the current project we worked again with Ricardo Axe musician and Candomble practitioner and also Sheena Richardson aka Ajibola who is based in Trinidad, in order to produce a track dedicated to Oshun. We are all really looking forward to the remix produced by Raf Riley.
Sheena Richardson “Ajibola” left and Ricardo Axe below right.
Since September last year, we have been recording as a small group. Our core members have been Jennyfer Parnasse, Liz Gre, Mish Aminoff, Sam Mercer, Dan Greifer, Sonia Kounasso, JImena Pardo and Michelle Brioullet. However for the summer we opened our door again to new and old members alike. We will be recording three numbers with the larger group.
We were so delighted and happy to be invited by BOMBA ESTEREO to join them and Cuban/Canadian based Duo OKAN in their London gig at Somerset house. I will be posting a separate entry dedicated to that fantastic gig. We were so happy to be joined by ex Choir member Juanita Euka who has just released her debut album:
End of the Night at Somerset House with Bomba Estero and Okan a 2,700 strong public in the background
We had our first live gig after the pandemic infront of an audience thanks to Whitechapel Gallery’s Nocturnal Creatures event in Aldgate Square. We featured songs for our forthcoming new album featuring lead vocals of Jennyfer Parnasse and it was so amazing to join with our Bata Players! We missed them!
We cannot wait to finish recording and release our new album with more performing opportunities ahead! Thanks for watching. Follow us on Instagram, twitter, TikTok and Facebook for regular updates!