Ibelisse Ferragutti  Guardia - Mestizx


Format: CD
Rel. Date: 05/03/2024
UPC: 075597900071

Artist: Ibelisse Ferragutti Guardia
Format: CD


1. Invocaçao
2. Destejer
3. Turbulência
4. Balada Para la Corporatocracia
5. Mestizx
6. Barro
7. Saber Do Mar
8. Bless Thee Mundane
9. Descend
10. Writing with Knots
11. Sirinus

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Bolivian-born singer and multi-medium performer Ibelisse Guardia Ferragutti and renowned Chicago expat jazz drummer Frank Rosaly announce MESTIZX, their debut full-length album as co-composers, arrangers and musicians. - Partners in both marriage and art, the Amsterdam-based Ferragutti and Rosaly dove into the sounds of their respective ancestral roots in Bolivia, Brazil, and Puerto Rico to create a deeply personal meditation on decolonization and the defiant power of ritual and protest. They chose the title MESTIZX - a non-gendered version of the sometimes slurred Spanish colonial word for a "mixed person" - as a means of both challenging and embracing the liminality of their identities and artistic practices. - The album was produced and recorded primarily at International Anthem Studios in Chicago, where Ferragutti and Rosaly were joined by a community of musicians and beloved friends including Matt Lux, Avreeayl Ra, Ben LaMar Gay, Daniel Villarreal, Bill MacKay, Rob Frye, and Mikel Patrick Avery, with additional contributions from Chris Doyle, Guilherme Granado, Viktor Le Givens and Fredy Velásquez. - The music creatively infuses Latin rhythmic patterns and oblong swing from pre-and post-colonial Latin America into a collision of avant jazz, art punk, Chicago post-rock, bomba, plena, cumbia, Andean, minimal, electronica, and folk. A wholly original but undeniably universal sound - both of-the-moment and alluringly futuristic.