Abayomy Afrobeat Orquestra

Abayomy Afrobeat Orquestra is a band from Rio de Janeiro.

“Maluguinho” is a religious candomblĂ© chant from Recife that Abayomy transformed into an Afrobeat track.

“Abayomy was not a band of musicians who got together to study Fela or music. It was a band born in an atmosphere of celebration—hence the name Abayomy, ‘being happy together’ in Yoruba. It was the first band to explicitly carry Afrobeat in their name, and the first Afrobeat band in Brazil.”

Read: Afrobeat futures on Africa is a Country

See also: Bixiga 70 (more Afrobeat from Brazil)

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