Ayom is "the God of music", who lives inside the sound of the tambour and that, under different names,
is common to many cultures of the world, from Africa to Europe.
His symbolic strength well represents the spirit of the musical project that connects Latin America, Africa and the Mediterranean.
Barcelona and Lisbon, cities of multicultural efervescence, bring two projects that share passion for
Afro-Latin and Brazilian popular music.
Their voices bring the expressive mix of Brazil, their hands sew the melodic poetry of the Mediterranean,
their feet the musical ancestry of Africa and their energy the rhythms of South America.
The resulting sound crosses popular Brazilian rhythms (forró, samba, maracatu, carimbó, ijexá) and
rhythms from the African diaspora (cumbia, calypso, merengue, funaná, guaguancó).
AYOM is Forró Miór's explosive energy together with the poetic force of Jabu Morales' voice, and it takes
us on an unforgettable journey of sound through the fusion of harmonies, rhythms and melodies of
"(..) Jabu Morales is a light in the firmament of this generation of brazilian artists. She writes beautifully and though many are taking up her songs, she is her own best interpreter. Listen."
Gerald Seligman - CEO, WOMEX 2009 -2015
Among the most inspiring and renowed bands of this traditional brazilian genre.”
Jabu Morales is a very unique Brazilian singer-songwriter and percussionist.
Percussion, dancing and singing were constants Jabu’s life, as an artist, a student and a teacher. In Brazil, Jabu joined
some of the most recognized bands from Belo Horizonte, her hometown, such as Sarandeiros, Bantuquerê,
Elefante Groove; in Barcelona she is the founder and director of iMaracatu Mandacaru and Tambor de Saia, and she currently leads the
JaMoPeBa and Madame Baião projects. Her music, rooted in Brazilian popular rhythms, and influenced by other Afro-Latin
rhythms, reveals surprising and extremely creative melodic and harmonical ways.
FORRó MIór brings a new concept of Forró to the world music scene. Its proximity to this Brazilian folk genre remains
faithful to the tradition but opens to the influences of cumbia, milonga, swing, samba and latin-jazz.
Forró Miór brings a refreshing musical originality that leads to powerful and captivating performances.