arte: Zecarlos SPJ
Son of Antonio Abujamra, one of the greatest directors and actors of Brazilian theater, André Abujamra has the talent to play with the established order of things, coming up with new ways of looking at and approaching life and art. He has established himself amongst the great creative artists of Brazil. Multi artist, André is a singer, songwriter, guitarist, percussionist, pianist, record producer, actor and theater and film director.
On a trip to Greece, during the production process of the album and documentary Dom Omindá, I was talking to my producer and we talked about what my next project would be.
During this trip I came up with the idea of making an album of each of the four elements. Water (Omindá), Fire (Emidonã), Air, and Earth (still without names).
Still on the plane I wrote the embryo of what would be Emidoinã. Soul of Fire.
In Omindá the theme is water - "May all waters be carried to the sea. May all tears turn into pearls. In Emidonã the theme is the fire of love that transforms.
Then I had a very strong dream where I visualized that I had the surreal power to control a meteor of fire with my hand.
In this dream there was a castle where a woman was being humiliated by an evil jailer. At the foot of this castle was a sad, gray little town.
As I saw the scene unfolding in front of me, I controlled the meteor and with it destroyed the castle, the town, everything and everyone.
It was the justice of the soul of fire that kills everything; it only doesn't kill what doesn't die.
What doesn't die is love.
It is a parallel of the age of Kali, something that has to do with the present times. Where evil tries to progress, but cannot overcome love.
I decided to make an album with more of a fire spirit, warmer.
I started to compose, record, and soon saw that it would be something different from Omindá, in the mood of the show, in the orchestration, in the conception of a mythical story.
Emidoinã will have the participation of guests represented by cartoon-like images. Mythological beings, gods and animals.
The film that will be shown in synchrony with the band on stage, will be a great ludic animated book. Coal and fire.
Antonio Capelo, BNegão, Camila Pitanga, Chico César, Criolo, Fernanda Takai, Giuliana Maria, Julia Lemmertz ,Maria Medeiros, Marisa Brito Pedro Luis, Rita Ollé, Rodrigo Santoro , Virginei Boutaud e Zelia Duncan
Samplers of Dakha Brakha and Värtinnä