Following in the footsteps of Chano Pozo and Arsenio Rodriguez, Enyenison Enkama heralds in a new chapter in New York City’s rich musical history, one in which the secret Abakuá or Ekpé society unveil their melodic and rhythmic mysteries, depicting universal themes in their symbols, dances and songs. Full of tales of heroic deeds and anthems to long fallen warriors, and divine ancestors.
Fronted by Roman Diaz, Angel Guerrero and Pedro Martinez, the group employs the talents of special guest artist Paquito D'Rivera, and legendary trombonist and conch shell virtuoso Steve Turré Inspired by the work of Dr.Ivor Miller (African Studies Center Boston University) author of the book Voice of The Leopard. His research, scholarship and dedication are primarily responsible for reuniting the Ekpé (leopard society) of Calabar Nigeria with the Abakuá of Cuba after a 200 year separation. These artists have produced a masterpiece worthy of their ancestors praise entitled Ecobio Enyenison. Released on the new independent label Habana|Harlem™.