Album Remarks & Appraisals:
Created by London-born musician Jack Yglesias, Venezuelan singer Luzmira Zerpa, Nigerian/Ghanaian percussionist Kwame Crentsil and a host of collaborators, the album follows few stylistic rules, venturing into rumba, Venezuelan music, blues and even Ethio-jazz (thanks to a guest appearance from Mulatu Astatké on 'Escape to the Palenqué'). The only constant is the presence of Zerpa's astoundingly rich and expressive voice, Crentsil's percussion and the sense that you're never really going to know where the album will head next. The band's name makes perfect sense.
Audio Mixer: Malcolm Catto.
Liner Note Author: Jack Yglesias.
Recording information: La Casa De "El NEgro" Omar Zerpa, Sanare, Venezuela; La Casa De Baise, Barquisimeto Venezuela; La Casa De Hermanita Florangel, Barquisimeto; La Casa De Maria Dolores, Taquarigua, Barlovento; Passing Clouds, London; Quatermass Studios, London.
Photographers: David Waldman; Hassan Hajjaj; Emilia Wiecko; Lucia Cardenas.
Arranger: Jack Yglesias.