It's been ten beautiful years since that first trip to Burkina Faso, Mali and Senegal. Junior, Alex and Humberto went to learn balafon, African guitar, ngoni and percussion from the local musicians. That travel was a huge musical inspiration and travelling has been Terrakota's most significant source of ideas ever since. Brazil, Morocco, Senegal, India, Jamaica, Cuba, Andalusia, Congo, Cape Verde,name it and they've been there...
Mixing up all these cultures is nice, but how do you call the result? Fusion, world fusion, musique
metisse as the French call it. Terrakota's Facebook-page suggests: Afro/world mestizo explosion
Doesn't matter any longer, Terrakota has founded its own musical genre: world massala World
standing for world music and massala for the mixture, as massala is a mixture of species used a lot in Indian cuisine So don't look any further and file under 'world massala', meaning bringing new innovative musical fusions over and over again, without any fear of experiment, just jamming until you find a formula where ancient musical traditions embrace the 21st century.
It's no secret that Terrakota is a live band with one of the most energetic shows of the world music
scene. With this fourth recording, Terrakota has reached its tremendous potential in the studio too.
On each album, the band has made an impressive progress, punctuated by this exceptional fourth
album that should bring the band to new horizons, taking their music to even wider audiences and
spreading their message of changing the world into a more positive, equal and balanced planet, where an optimistic and vibrant humanity can exist in harmony, TOGETHER.