Ayom

Ayom's self titled debut album is a swinging collection of tracks pointing at, and borrowing from, the folk music of Brazil, Angola and Cape Verde. Blending century old traditions with the black and rhythmical language of lusophone cultures, Ayom defy the purists and provide a hot-stepping and spiritual voyage across the Atlantic.

-TOP of the world 10 Albums of 2020 Songlines
-Ranking Transglobal world music chart #29 January 2021 Transglobal chart
-Top 15 world music albums Spin the Globe
-Nomination Best 10 groups 2021 Songlines
- 1° Best World Music Album /German Record Critics Association.

Press:
Ayom’s debut is a delight. Isn’t just music, it’s ritual magic… Irresistible swing like tropical sun penetrating grey clouds… The album is an enchanting journey of joy tinged with sweet sorrow.
Songlines, Alex Robinson

An Intoxicating dose of entrancing ritual magic come courtesy of this crew who playfully navigate myriad Afrolusophone tropes on this, their delightful debut. Songlines

Among the hottest releases of Brazilian music. Rollingstone

It’s a surprise a minute on this album. If this band sounds this good live, they’re going to positively slay in the post-pandemic touring circuit…Their trade winds sound is either the melding of influences or the uncovering of shared ancestors, but there’s more than enough visceral charm here to set aside “name the influence” and just enjoy a big, buoyant melody skipping between languages and over the rhythm. Afropop

A mix of Brazilian, tropical, afrolatin and afrolusitan sounds and rhythms, between Cape Verde and Angola, Cesaria Evora and tropicalistas Internazionale

Brazilian vocalist Jabu Morales sings cloudless salutations to the Orixas and the band are spirited.
Wire Magazine

It's never the wrong time for a genre bending slice of Brazilian - Angolan - Cape Verdean swing with accordeon…You ‘ll fell the sun on your face. Mojo

Ayom music is charming. It’s both compelling and easy to assimilate. Sounds & colours

Exceptionally lively, beautiful and contagious music… A very captivating Afro-Brazilian fusion and perfect for dancing. Mixed World Music

"The band Ayom sounds like they’ve been cultivating their Brazil-Cape Verde-Mediterranean mix for years. The variety of rhythms used is overwhelming. Not easy to get right! But they make it work remarkably well, contagiously cheerful, light-footed, and airy. A compact rhythm group, a multifaceted accordion, a radiant lead voice, a balanced production: the feel-good album of the season is ready."
German Record Critics Association


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