[Video] "Pela Sombras"

By Mochilla | April 13, 2009

Arthur Verocai performing “Pela Sombras” at the TIMELESS series. Presented by VTech and Mochilla.

The Timeless Series is about celebrating music. Great music, big music. Arthur Verocai’s Self Titled album from 1972 is that. When Nuts told me that carlos dafe had sung on the original album and that we might be able to get him – I was totally sold. When Carlos Nino expressed that we might be able to get Justo Almario I was equally excited.

What happened that night as captured in the attached video is musical history. One of the leaders of the Black Rio movement – Dafe gets to trade his beautiful vocal stylings with Almario an Afro-Columbian who had come to the US and ended up playing with Mongo Santamaria, Roy Ayres (yes the Roy Ayres orchestra that toured Nigeria with Fela) and Mulatu. Yes Mulatu.

Across bars, across continents, across a stage on Cal State campus histories were rejoined and hearts beat faster to joyous music. Pela Sombras a song against the US backed dictatorship in Brasil from 1964 to 1985…. thank you Arthur.