Afro Cuban folklore music in House beats

“Afro Lounge – New Yoruba Beat”

Initiated by Dj Cycle (Erik van Putten) and flautist Mark Alban Lotz. Dj Cycle and Lotz had a history of performing and recording their interpretations of Afro Cuban religious folklore music. Their fascination for this music was quick-alive still. Here they were heading for new directions: Together with Ariel Romero Bridon (first soloist of the Conjunto Folklorico de Oriente (Santiago de Cuba) and practicing Afro Cuban Santero, they placed the old Yoruba melodies from West Africa into a new context: jazzy lounge & house music. Next to the music of the Yoruba and Cuban folkore elements of Brazilian music and the musica popular, influences of Indian music can be found in their dynamic ‘Afro-mix’.

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Funky Ochosi Funky Ochosi (excerpt)

Core line up

  • Ariel Bridon Romero (vocals)
  • Erik Putten (sampling)
  • Mark Alban Lotz (flutes)

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A new ‘Jack-o’-lantern’ Sound Komet on a mystical trip. (Nürnberger Abend Zeiting 6/10/03)