"MOYA" a word that translates as ‘spirit/soul’. The album is rich with melodic and rhythmic delights that have been lovingly selected and sculpted from African and Indian traditional music, is in an all-embracing way, soul music.
This is truly captivating music. It is a blend of old and new, a merge of east and west, a mix of style and substance. We say ‘asante’ to Ivan Mazuze and his chosen ‘tribe’ for a musical experiment that succeeds in every way. By: David Fischel
Ivan Mazuze – saxophones, flute, hand claps, vocal Hanne Tveter vocal, track 5 Olga Konkova piano,tracks 1, 2, 3, 4, 7, 8, 10 Bjørn Vidar Solli guitar, tracks 5, 9, 11 Per Mathisen bass, all tracks Raciel Torres drums, all tracks Ibou Cissokho kora, track 7 Sidiki Camara percussion, talking drums, tracks 3, 8, 10 Sanskriti Shretsha tablas, vocals, tracks 1, 2
Catalogue No: LOS 209-2 EAN: 7090025832093
All music composed and arranged by Ivan Mazuze Except track 5, text by Hanne Tveter The duo tracks 4 – Moya with Olga Konkova and track 7 – Nchisi with Ibou Cissokho are performed spontaneously.
Recorded August 2018 by Giert Clausen at Fersk Lyd Studios, Oslo, Norway. Additional recording September 2018 by Jock Loveband at Urban Sound Studio, Oslo.
Mixed by Giert Clausen and Ivan Mazuze at Fersk Lyd Studios
Mastered September 2018 by Giert Clausen at Fersk Lyd Studios, Oslo.
Produced by Ivan Mazuze
The recording is partly supported by Norsk Kulturråd. Cover photo by Kjersti Holst.