Ibelisse Guardia Ferragutti & Frank Rosaly | MESTIZX

ft. Ben LaMar Gay, Ben Boye, Marta Warelis, Matt Lux
  • Thu 30 May ’24
    doors open
    Eduard Flipse Zaal (alleen staanplaatsen)

For Fans of: Alabaster DePlume, Sons Of Kemet, GoGo Penguin, Kokoroko, Tom Skinner, Jaimie Branch, Ben Lamar Gay, The Necks, Irreversible Entanglements, Makaya McCraven... 

Frank Rosaly and Ibelisse Guardia Ferragutti share musical roots within the Latinx scene of Bolivia, Brazil and Puerto Rico. On their debut album ''MESTIZX,'' they join forces as composers, arrangers and musicians.

With references to free jazz, electronica, Chicago post-rock, bomba, plena, cumbia, ambient, Andean, minimal, noise, punk and folk, the record illustrates different sides of a decolonialization process in a loose, eclectic and celebratory narrative. The music references the richness of ritual gatherings, which they recognize as an intrinsic form of resilience and resistance, as well as a necessity that most people seek - in church, in rituals, the dance club, music festivals and other gatherings.

An atmosphere of their indigenous ecology appears throughout the record. Various dance traditions from the Caribbean and the Andes show up. Shaped to represent Latin cultures, the music is deeply woven into the fabric of an eccentric narrative.

In this project, Ibelisse and Frank collaborate with international musicians and beloved friends in a collective ensemble of celebratory protest music: Matt Lux, master drummer Avreeayl Ra, Ben LaMar Gay, Daniel Villarreal, Bill Mackay, Rob Frye, Mikel Patrick Avery, Chris Doyle, Guilherme Granado, Viktor Le Givens & Fredy Velásquez.


Ibelisse Guardia Ferragutti voice, synthesizers, percussion, performance | Frank Rosaly drums, percussion, electronics | Ben LaMar Gay cornet, voice, electronics | Ben Boye synthesizers, autoharp | Marta Warelis synthesizers, percussion | Matt Lux bass guitar, bass IV, electronics