Adriano Adewale is a mesmerizing multi-dimensional percussionist who follows in the footsteps of fellow Brasilian Nana Vasconcelos. His Raizes ensemble features Kora player virtuoso Kadialy Kouyate and Marcelo Andrade on flutes and Rikki Thompson on bass.
Universally enthusiastic reviews in the Guardian, Financial Times and Jazzwise of Adewale’s latest recordings generated glowing comments like “tranquil but elegantly executed world music but with plenty of muscle… a superb set” alongside the poetic accolade of “the gentle glissando of the kora, discreet curl of the double bass and hovering strings is inspired”. Adriano Adewale and Raizes’ free flowing compositions and extraordinary palette of organic colour and sound conjures the subtle strength of the African-diaspora and warm feminine grace.
Adriano Adewale – Percussion/Vocals
Kadialy Kouyate – kora/Vocals
Marcelo Andrade – Sax/Flute/Rabeca
Matheus Nova – Acoustic bass