Abrazos Army makes Latin Salsoul sounds fused with hieroglyphic Hip Hop and rebel Rock that revolts.
ABRAZOS is a noun and a verb; a people, a place and an action! It is a cultural community, creative collective, and a musical movement of the people.
Form(ulated) from within the funky flames of an all star arkestra made up of improv insurrectionists, ABRAZOS ARMY consist of singer salsaboteurs, musical militants, rhythm rebels, lyrical liberationists, and other autonomous aesthetic abrazartistas and creative commandos who come together to foment a fiesta for your right to fight!
Like Funkadelic, ABRAZOS ARMY believes that if you “free yo mind, your ass will follow!” Like Bob Marley, we affirm that “music can unify the whole universe;” and like Fela Kuti said (and we agree), “music is the weapon” that we choose to arm ourselves with.
With that credo in our (collective) mind(s), ABRAZOS ARMY endeavors to embrace space and touch time to compose community and decolonize (our) culture … ABRAZOS ARMY is a révolu you can dance to!!!
“SOULSA IS THE BALANCED AND ASTUTE FUSION BETWEEN THE VOCAL DEPTHS OF THE SOUL MUSIC AND THE SALSA FRENZY”
Musical producer and pianist Luigi Lazareno presents to the music scene his most recent production: The Soulsa Project, joining forces in this adventure with Tsaltiii records-Dewitt Terry Salter. This album blends in the right amount of elements of Salsa and Soul and propose an incomparable fusion in which the Soul classics are reborn in all its splendor thanks to the energetic drive of the Salsa Dura with an exquisite originality that interweaves these musical genres in an unique way.
This project involves world-class performers: Soul Afro-American singers and electrifying Latin Salsa musicians, the challenge was to find the right balance of each genre. All this was achieved by the musical arrangements of Luigi Lazareno of some of the classics by Stevie Wonder, Sting, Prince, Hall & Oates, Chaka khan and Earth Wind & Fire. The musicians moved to another level of performance of their own music preserving the roots, authenticity and identity of each genre.
The Soulsa Project travels through time and frontiers, injects energy and drive, with a clear and coherent message in each and every one of the songs allowing the Soul vocalists to float over the wind of a fluent and powerful Latin rhythm section.