'Curupira' is the 2nd single by German jazz ensemble Muito Kaballa Power Ensemble and their upcoming album 'Mamari' on 28 May. Curupira is a mythological creature that was known for being able to communicate with the inhabitants of the forest, notably alarming them about danger. With this song we want to alarm you, and ourselves. “We need to understand that there is no Curupira, it’s all on us”. Curupira lives inside each and everyone of us. We need to let it out and fight for climate justice together.
The song starts with the sounds of an awakening rainforest slowly flowing into a lively groove of the jungle, that musically depicts all its power and diversity. However, the forest is burning and we are calling Curupira to come help us. The Baritone solo depicts the arrival of the demonic figure. The jungle sounds appear again but are quickly drowned out by the arrival of humans and the sounds of machines cutting the trees. Vocals and spoken word by Nora Beisel.
The remix by German-Ghanaian producer Lee Bass (Gato Preto) takes Curupira to a different level. The drop is definitely another wake up call. While making you dance, the remix puts the message right to the front alarming the listener about the ecological collapse.
This single serves as a fundraiser to support the project of our friends Anatol & Polly in Brazil - Resgate Climático. They recently started to actively protect and reforest land in Bahia that once used to be pristine rainforest. Under the current political circumstances and the record wildfires in the country, their work has become more important than ever.
Nora Beisel - vocals, spoken word, percussion
Till Weise - bass
Benjamin Schneider - guitar
Marie Tjong-Ayong - flügelhorn
Tim von Malotki - baritone sax
Leonard Gaab - congas & percussion
André van der Heide - drums & percussion
Jan Janzen - grand piano
Niklas Mündemann - tenor sax
Curupira mastered by Frederic Alstadt (Angstrom Studio)
Curupira remixed mastered by Robert Kroos (Duckfood)
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