OJOS FEOS

Afro-Latin Blues (with a social conscious)

   Mastered in the Pacific Northwest but with roots in Africa, Mississippi, Cuba, Jamaica, Spain and the Andes, Ojos Feos plays all original compositions which blend minor blues and flamenco progressions with Afro-Latin rhythms and jazz chords.  The music is structured with an upbeat and driving tempo incuding world music arrangements such as guaguanco, cumbia, samba, cha cha cha, songo, reggae, son Cubano and flamenco tangos.  

 

   The songs bleed out the hardships of the politically oppressed and marginalized, portray humanity's search for faith and pleas for God's forgiveness, and in the Delta tradition, relate both fondness and frustration with the opposite sex.  The tempo and core of the music is led by the steady drumming of                       and the rhythms are decorated and defined on bongos and congas by percussionist David McLean.  All those rhythms are delivered by the groovy bass lines of Jacob Badger.  Grace McLean lends her smooth and soulful voice to mesmerize the audience in Spanish, English and African languages.  Lead guitarist Kameon Cregar adds crafty guitar hooks and effects and also doubles on the Andean instrument the charango.  On violin, Jeff Sullivan crafts beautiful violin solos.  The all-original music project is led by multi-lingual vocalist, composer and multi-instrumentalist Robbie Cree.

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