Salvador de Bahia, Brazil

In my band our super multi-instrumentalist, Ney Bahia invited us to spend some time with him and his family in Salvador de Bahia during full out Carnaval. It was a dream come true but quite a shock at the same time as we had just come from the calm and quiet Surui people in the magical rainforest of the Amazon. After a few emotional adjustments we got into it and even got to ride in the parade itself on an enormous bouncing and dancing “char” through the wild pulsing city streets! The rhythms of all the percussion going on was so overwhelming the senses, to such a point that we knew we had to include those sounds to the album.