Written by Adora & Teddy Behr Friday, 08 April 2011 00:00
Adora: Teddy, have you heard about Aurora, the Afro Cuban singer? She's here in South Florida.
Teddy Behr: Um, I think so. Is she the one with the great voice, a clanging instrument and a mask?
A: The clanging instrument is called a 'clave' and yes, she's the one with the mask. The music is Tribal House with lots of percussion.
T: Right. The clave. I like dancing to that. It makes me want to take off my clothes and dance naked.
A: Well it's about rhythm, but most people just dance to it with their clothes on. When I saw her perform at Twist during the Music Conference, she was barefoot, sexy and had an easy relaxed vibe. And I won't mind if you dance barefoot Teddy, so it won't hurt when you step on my feet! But save the naked dancing for home. Some people might not get it in a club.
T: Wow! So you actually saw her perform. What was it like with a mask and to hear her singing live and you can't see her face? I love the single “Chango is Calling”, but who is Chango?
A: Chango is the god of virility, power, fun and war in the original Yoruba religion that came to the Carribean as Santeria. So the song, with her chanting voice is a song to Chango. The effect of the mask is really fierce because we are forced to listen more to the music, especially because we can't see her face to look at her facial expressions while she sings.
T: Very interesting, well the music is produced by DJ Pabanor. To hear Aurora's music or to see where she will be performing next, visit Facebook.com/DJPabanor