NAPALMA entails the exploration of our boundaries through adventure, they mingle afro-brazilian sounds and percussions, electronic beats, brasses and eclectic vocals as a groovy explosion conceived with a original formula.
NAPALMA has got a whole new shape during 2019 having the new vocalist Abass Ndiaye from Senegal composing new tunes, recording and performing his first tours.
'Yobalema' is the first Single of the New EP, to be released in june 2020 with two music videos, for Quarentine Sessions in Brazil, and a live performance in a boat at Floating Shack Sessions in Berlin.
Brazilian percussionist and electronic programmer
Cid Travaglia's drumming style is the dynamite on wich Abass Ndiaye, Senegalese vocalist, guitarist and percussionist bounces with his magical playfulness and highlights West African style and melodies, accompanied by a brass player to build harmonies and solos that make the audience levitate.
The colorful melodies acquire original forms, based on a fidelity to a variety of percussive beats. This creates a trance that surprisingly is not based on a limitless repetition of resources.
For a full and comprehensive experience, you need to attend their shows. In a few seconds, stay assured, you'll find yourself dancing along and never stop!
Montreux International Jazz Festival . Switzerland
Festival Salva Tu Selva . Amazon Forest . Colombia
Amsterdam Roots Open Air . Netherlands
Haus der Kulturen der Welt . Berlin . Germany
Boom Festival . Portugal
Universo Parallello Festival . Brazil
Cape Town International Jazz Festival . South Africa
Cairo Opera House . Cairo . Egypt
3000 Grad Festival . Germany
Festival dos Abrazos . Santiago de Compostela . Spain
Bushfire Festival . Swaziland
Vic Falls Carnival . Zimbabwe
Pacha Sharm El Sheikh . Egypt
Circo Voador . Rio de Janeiro . Brazil
Onderstroom Festival . Vlisingen . Netherlands
Awesome Africa Festival . Durban . South Africa
Guanabara . London . UK
Arrifana Sunset Festival . Portugal
Splashy Fen Festival . Drakensberg . South Africa
Tofo Ocean Festival . Tofo . Mozambique
Bibliotheca Alexandrina - Alexandria – Egypt
World Cup Tour 2010 . South Africa
Rezonance Festival . Cape Town . South Africa