Poranguí, Amani & Liquid Bloom presented by AGAPE
Friday, Jun 23rd, 2017
8:00 pm - 2:00 am
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Hailing from the southwest region of the United States, AMANI has been a unique fixture in the underground electronic music scene, seasoned by over two decades of studio production and performance. From his early days at remote desert gatherings, to his constant touring of clubs and music festivals with world renowned downtempo sensation Desert Dwellers, his career has traversed many musical styles and genres. Blending world music with cutting-edge sound design, Amani Friend has amassed an enormous catalog between his projects Desert Dwellers, Liquid Bloom, and Variant Field. Traveling the international festival circuit and staying on the road with a jam-packed schedule, AMANI continues to bring his alchemy of ancient-future psychedelia to dance floors around the globe. Equally adept at sonically fueling the spirit of large yoga classes or high-energy dance floors, Amani’s sonic offerings provide a journey into the imaginative realms of movement and sound.
Reared among the three cultures of Brazil, Mexico and the U.S., Poranguí was steeped in various traditional forms of music, healing and ceremony since birth. Drawing from his cross-cultural background and ethnomusicology training at Duke University, Poranguí has over fifteen years of international work experience as an artist, musician, educator, filmmaker, consultant and therapist, utilizing the healing properties of sound and movement to foster our individual and collective well being.
As a live musician, world soul artist and one-man orchestra Poranguí weaves ancestral songs and indigenous rhythms from around the globe. Creating his performances from scratch using looping technology, Poranguí’s live grooves range from meditative to dance party, moving the body, lifting the spirit, and transcending the divide between performer and audience. An evening with Poranguí might take you on a journey from deep, earthy didgeridoo grooves to high-vibe ecstatic Brazilian beats to blissful African kalimba lullabies. Serenades and storytelling to beat boxing and booty shaking: Together, these make an unforgettable experience.
Poranguí has traveled and performed internationally with renowned artists, with highlights including a European tour, recording with the BBC in London at the Jazz Café and the PBS Singer-Songwriter Series, plus performing as the featured artist for SXSW Yoga Soundscapes Series. In sound design and media production, Poranguí recently worked with director Mitch Schultz (“DMT: The Spirit Molecule”) and executive producer, Aubrey Marcus on “Ayahuasca”, a documentary set in the Amazon. The soundtrack to this film, released in 2016, is Poranguí’s debut solo album.
Offering soundscapes for mind, body and spirit, Liquid Bloom transports the listener to imaginative realms inspired by the resonance of the world’s ancient lineages. Produced by Amani Friend, this visionary project provides a soundtrack for intentional expeditions of inner growth. Blending ceremonial instrumentation with natural field recordings, sublime vocals and layered sound design, Liquid Bloom’s deep meditative styling is a vessel for peace and awakening vision. Whether paired with meditation, yoga, bodywork, dance or artistic creation, Liquid Bloom grants the listener a spacious sonic experience. It offers a journey through dreamstates, memories and the subconscious, and in our quest for inspiration and creative insight, its applications are limited only by the imagination. Infused with the sounds of artists Ixchel Prisma, Rara Avis, Deya Dova, Robert Mirabal, Sarah West, and numerous other musical visionaries from around the globe, this tapestry of sound will emerge as a liquid whisper in one moment and a breath of healing flames in the next.