Listening to her recent single, you wouldn’t guess Carolina Camacho comes from the classical and theatre territory. Electronic music combines here with improvisation, Afro-Caribbean tradition and more.
This mixture is so hard to explain that we’ve decided to ask this Dominican artist to explain it herself. Here’s what she told us:
“Aire Libertad” was born one afternoon during an improvisation with the Loop Station. I created the whole song without a pause. First the voices. Then the main melody. And the lyrics that turned out to be about detachment from the material world and a re-union with nature throughout the most pure and ancestral roots of our culture: Taíno.
When I finished the song and heard it for the first time, I realized it was a taíno chant. Some kind of a trance with a message. A song with ceremonial aspects that made me feel as if I was celebrating the Areíto or Cohoba rite.
During the proper recording of “Aire Libertad”, I tried to keep the song as close as possible to what I created with the Loop Station in order to maitain that magic. For me, this track is the most connected one to the concept of “Atabey”, my first EP.