Updated: Jan 16
Multi award-winning vocalist, songwriter and producer, SOFIA REI brings a unique flare of futuristic experimental electro-pop to South American folk with her new project UMBRAL and the release of her NEW SINGLE Negro Sobre Blanco.
About "Negro Sobre Blanco" In her most recent project, an exhaustive exploration of the voice as an instrument of texture and expression, Sofía Rei breaks away from the established continuity of her work, creating a daring new soundscape that blends South American folk with pop, electronic music and improvisation. Sofía, armed with two back packs of recording equipment and her charango on a soul-searching trip to the Elqui Valley in Chile, created the core of her newest musical venture "UMBRAL" (threshold), culminating in the inception of the song "Negro Sobre Blanco", a saying in Spanish that means to put things into perspective. The song describes a moment of despair, hope for clarity and resolution and was built almost exclusively from vocal loops, based on an Afro-Bolivian saya rhythm, mixing traditional instruments with electronic samples and produced by JC Maillard (Lisa Fischer, Angelique Kidjo, Richard Bona, Toure Kunda, etc)
About The Producer
Jean-Christophe (JC) Maillard, is a French composer, guitarist, pianist, electronic musician, producer and arranger native of Pointe-à-Pître, Guadeloupe in the Caribbean. For the past 20 years, he has been touring, producing, arranging, acting as musical director and recording with all the great names in the world music and world jazz scene. He has collaborated with Grammy wining artists such as Lisa Fischer, Angelique Kidjo, Richard Bona, Toure Kunda, etc. JC is also known for mastering and being the first player of the SazBass, a new 8-steel string instrument of Turkish origin.