An epic journey through Africa by a man who fell in love with a magical and disappearing world and then transformed himself into a warrior on the front lines to protect it. Staging heart-pounding, espionage-style raids, Ofir Drori and his organization, The Last Great Ape (LAGA), have put countless poachers and traffickers of endangered species behind bars, and they have fought back against a Kafkaesque culture of corruption. Before Ofir arrived in Cameroon, no one had ever even tried.
Their repertoire is based on traditional sephardic songs, arranged and played on a contemporary fusion style: some jazz and modern chamber music mixed with progressive and psychedelic rock, with african and oriental echoes. Ofir was born as a result of adding the singer Josefina Gómez to the Mundo Flotante project, with the idea of developing new arrangements for a centenarian legacy, the Sephardic songs. I started to work with this repertoire around 2005 for a trio project that was thwarted before its debut. The songs has been going round and round my head for years but I begun to think seriously about to create this band when I found Josefina's voice…
"Tap Root Manuscript" is the sixth studio album by Neil Diamond, released in 1970. It was one of the most experimental albums he ever recorded, featuring prominent African sounds and instruments. The album ended up being a commercial success, with a string of top 40 hits. This album predates many Western artists' interest in world music by more than a decade, from Peter Gabriel's 1980's solo albums, to My Life in the Bush of Ghosts (David Byrne with Brian Eno) in 1981, to the Graceland album recorded by Paul Simon in 1986. It was one of the most novel experimental recording projects of its time, and the Uni label initially was not sure whether it would be commercially viable.
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