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Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal | INDIE

Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal | INDIE
Band World Reggae


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""The African version of Mano Negra""

“Some have called Terrakota the African version of Mano Negra thanks to the driving vitality they display on stage. The overall impression is of a group with a thirst to mix in all their musical roots, allied with a profound respect for the complexity of their styles. Led by the effervescent voice of Romi Anauel and the prolific percussions Terrakota blends together. Portugal can have confidence in the talents of these multi-cultivated ambassadors.” - Daniel Brown, MondoMix, June 2007

""A crazy, culture-and-genre-blending channel called radio Terrakota""

“Each new release finds the group drawing on an ever-widening palette of influences and also combining these influences with greater ease and confidence. If the first album sounded like someone spinning a radio dial from station to station, the latest gets together as though it’s one radio station: a crazy, culture-and-genre-blending channel called radio Terrakota.” - fROOTS, April 2008

""Fusión sin ningún compromiso""

“Terrakota es fusión sin ningún compromiso, “tudo misturado”, como dicen ellos. Una bomba de energía estallando y mandando chispas por todos lados, un viajar entre sonidos, ritmos y voces que no tienen fronteras pero si una identidad y unas raices bien fuertes. La energía y la adrenalina que se desencadan en el escenario llegan facilmente al publico y se transforman en una enorme multitud de gente bailando.” - Radio Chango, 2005


World Massala (Octorber 2010)
Oba Train (2007)
Humus Sapiens (2004)
Terrakota (2002)



In 1999, their seed was planted in Burkina Faso. It sprang in Portugal and, since then, has spread its fruits around the world, between musical research expeditions and live shows on the most important world music festivals. Recently, they have been given recognition by the Songlines Music Awards 2011, with a nomination in the Best Group category.
With Terrakota, the world map is turned upside down, and borders are swept by their multilingual music, as if Portuguese, Creole, Wolof, Spanish, English, Arabic, were a single language. Carrying a passport for a ride around the world, their dance steps journey across mandinga and afro-cuban rhythms, soukous,maracatu, arab music, rap, chimurenga, and, more recently, indian music influences.
Their work speaks for itself: it joins together different people, languages and cultures. It struggles for a recognition of the universal human nature: strong political beliefs become embodied in the energy of their shows. But their solid musical identity, always inventive and well seasoned, is constantly being built and improved, with traditional and contemporary elements, on a global scale.

At the moment, Terrakota is remixing full power, dubing old album sessions to create new musical landscapes for some songs and inviting some musicians to feature on it. The self remixed afrodub album resulting from this experience will be released throughout the year
Simultaneously the band is preparing a completely new show, recooking some sounds along with some new tunes.
Romi is not taking part in this new adventure and is concentrated on her solo carrer in Barcelona. The band has grabbed the moment to potentiate even more their best: the mix of hot rhythms that puts you in a thrilling word music journey aboard an high speed transcontinental groove train.