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A Brand New Sonic Experience Has Emerged Opening Ears And Doors Around The World; Melanesia X
Created intentionally for the "Well'Come!" show performed by the Posuë Dance Company, Melanesia X is the fourth album in a catalog of new and unusual musical forms, from Oxaï Roura, percussionist and vocalist.
Created intentionally for the "Well'Come!" show performed by the Posuë Dance Company, Melanesia X is the fourth album in a catalog of new and unusual musical forms, from Oxaï Roura a percussionist and vocalist hailing from Brazil now living in France. Oxaï Roura’s very unique music might be described as an outstanding blend of weird electronic sounds, mystical voices and spiritual percussions from various parts of the world. Melanesia X and the “Well'come!"
Oxaï Roura began to learn the art of drumming at the young age of three. Fascinated by the ancient sacred African polyrhythm’s and chants; he received intense teachings from many of the greatest masters of drums. A few being: Famoudou Konate, Mamady Keita, and
Maré Sanogo. Orlando Poleo and Martha Gallaraga taught him Yorouba chants and rhythms on Congas and Batas.
Immersed in learning the traditional ways while at the same time openly interested in varied music styles and genres like Metal, Reggae, Jazz, and Jazz Fusion, Oxaï Roura created and supported many esteemed groups in the 90’s. Oxai’s utilizes his music as a spiritual tool which assists in the discovery of hidden things within the inner self. His creations are meant to entertain and bless as well promote the spiritual dimensions of human experience.
Melanesia X is available now through www.artistsforchange.ca and is a reflection of Oxai Roura’s purposeful compositions to use music as a vehicle in making the world a better place. With intention and purpose there is a solid dub influence on Melanesia X and as with a great musical journey is meant to bring all people together and promote peace for the planet.
Featured on the artists for change website Melanesia X is thirteen tracks all under five minutes in length and categorized under the Electronic Genre. It was released February sixteenth, two thousand eleven and sells for the easy price of six dollars. Melanesia X is available in digital download only and “Artist For Change” profits are invested in projects initiated by non-profit organizations that specifically benefit the economy, social living, and humanitarian causes.
With a wide open road ahead Oxai Roura’s dreams include working with new artists in the United States and around the globe. His focus is on choreographers, film makers and television producers to name a few. http://www.youtube.com/
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