Fri, 26 November 2010
Music supplied via IodaPromonet
Group - Pacifika
Track 1 - Me Cai
Pacifika's global fusion works precisely because it is not a fusion. There is no sense of trying to blend one thing with another; this is the work of three musicians, coming from Peruvian, North American, and Barbadian families, for whom rock, Latin, Caribbean, hip hop, and jazz are all part of a single international musical language – a kind of musical Esperanto. Singer Silvana Kane is from Peru; guitarist Adam Popowitz is from Canada; bassist Toby Peter grew up in Barbados. Using the Pacific city of Vancouver as a base, they have set out to create music that reflects their shared interests in Western pop and the traditions of South America, West Africa, and the Far East. The rest of Canada has been paying attention: last year Pacifika was named one of the "Bands of the Year" by the CBC, and they've been regulars on national television in their adopted homeland. Over in the States, Asuncion was singled out by critics as a "best of the year" on amazon.com, i-tunes, NPR and many other prestigious outlets and tracks from the record were licensed for use in a variety of films and television programs like HBO's red hot, True Blood. With Supermagique, they are poised for international success.