Playing tracks by
Nigeria/Germany] Etubom Rex Williams + Rhythm and Sound, PanAfrica/USA] Guem & Zaka + Oasis , Indonesia/Cuba] Django Mango + Fast Vision Soul, Burundi/South Africa] musical umuduri + Spikiri feat. Hugh Masekela, Nigeria/UK] Wahabi Arowoshila + Hector and Bryant and more.
In Yoruba spiritual traditions (Ghana, Togo, Benin, and Nigeria) as well as its descendant Afro-diasporic faiths like Vodou, Santeria/Lukumi and Candomble, Eshu is the divine messenger between Gods and Man. The gatekeeper, protector of travelers, guardian of the Crossroads, Eshu offers choices and reveals possibilities, and is often identified by the number 3 and the colors red and black. Yet more than conduit between this and other worlds, Eshu is also a spirit of Chaos and a devious trickster, playing games and serving up mischief with the ultimate aim of waking people up and teaching them lessons.
In the spirit of Eshu, FUSION 3 represents the balance between traditional and modern, “east” and “west”, listening and dancing. This mashup album stands at the crossroads between the musical worlds of Yoruba talking steel drums, Cuban piano, Indonesian Gamelan, Cameroon Mbira (thumb piano), Black Panther poetry, South African Jazz, and the House and Techno club sounds of today.