The Peruvian drummer and producer, Oscar Barcelli, gives away all his talent to present his new song entitled “Root”, Which is part of his first solo album King’s Lockdown and is a fusion of Peruvian and Brazilian rhythms, with a mixture of jazz, which makes this production a unique piece.
“Our idea was to mix the Brazilian percussion with the Peruvian one and create a binary and ternary rhythmic base.. The song was composed in 3 months and reflects the culture of both countries and it is the first time that both styles of music have merged so subtly, thus creating a new sound and style of music ”, commented the national artist about the song that was composed. in December 2020 and, despite the distance and time differences from Brasilia to Los Angeles, together with the guitarist from his country: João Perrusi.
“Raíz” is the presentation of the album King’s Lockdown as Barcelli’s first solo production. “In 2020 I started recording this album in Boston, just when the pandemic started. It was a huge challenge but it was achieved and so I got the EP. The album will feature 5 original songs and 2 arrangements. The concept will be instrumental and will have only one song with a voice, ”said musician Óscar Barcelli.
In the song you can identify the Peruvian influence of the celebration, Afro-Peruvian rhythm, with the cajon, jaw, box, congas, bell. And on the other side is the Brazilian roots in samba, which offers a different feeling of joy, carnival and celebration, with the pandeiro, cuica, surdo and tambourim.
King’s Lockdown The United States, Peru, Colombia, Japan, Brazil and Spain were recorded, and despite the difficulties generated by the pandemic, this album includes renowned international musicians such as Tito Manrique, Sofía Buitron, Kike Purizaga, Gigio Parodi, Chipi Chacón, Camilo Silva, among others.
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