Finally Im super proud to share will all of you this new EP in collaboration with Phonoclorica.
You can listen to the album on all digital distribution platforms. If you wanna download the music please visit my bandcamp page here: https://oscarjimenez.bandcamp.com/album/oscar-jimenez-phonoclorica.
Here is the press release written by Tania Mclain of Sona Productions:
This International collaboration between Aria-nominated Oscar Jimenez (Watussi/Amaru Tribe) and Afro-Colombian group, Phonoclorica is a celebration of cultural connection stretching across oceans. From Bogota to Melbourne, Phonocloria’s polished five-piece ensemble enriched with Jimenez’s joyful relationship to his South American roots, tells a story of bonds that extend to form the foundation of friendship, extending into the community, as we unite to work through the global issues we face. This idea is highlighted by violin virtuoso and artist QVLN (USA) on the track ‘Parcero’, which translates from the Colombian vernacular as ‘mate’.
The four tracks are uplifting, inspiring and reflect Oscar’s love for Colombian dance and folklore, which gives the listener a sense that no matter what is happening, everything will be ok. While both artists have their own contemporary style, the Latin-jazz arrangements on this EP give the songs a modern pop sound, appealing todiverse listeners across the world.
This project came to life during the COVID-19 pandemic, which allowed the work to be continued after initially recording these tracks in Bogota in 2016, during the time of the country’s Peace Process.
The International Song Writing Competition (ISC) awarded Jimenez winner in the Latin
Category for a song that came out of that 2016 session called, ‘Vuelve a Nacer’ and he was also awarded the coveted prize in 2012 with his song, ‘Isabela’. This new material is nothing short of the quality we have come to expect from this multi-talented singer/songwriter and these tracks reflect a maturity and growth with messages of positivity for a changing world.