Ever wondered how traditional music will sound like in the future? Meridian Brothers play sort of future samba music – its great, its from outer space and it makes you dance!
Meridian Brothers is a tropical/ psychedelic group from Colombia. Born in Bogotá in 1998 and based on the musical interests of composer Eblis Alvarez, in the beginning, the project was focused exclusively on cassette recordings and experimentation with alternative ways of playing instruments and electronic media.
From a conceptual band where Alvarez played all the instruments, Meridian Brothers evolved into a live combo that meets Maria Valencia (saxophone, clarinet, percussion and synthesizers), Damian Ponce (Percussion), Cesar Quevedo (bass) and Alejandro Forero (electronics and synthesizers). Meridian brothers sound a is huge palette of influences and inspirations.
From tropical music, vallenato, Latin-American folk, sampling techniques to theatrical interventions and references of fake characters expressing however a deep human reality. The band has released five albums and two singles with labels such as La distritofónica, El hombre de la flecha records, the New York label Names you can trust and the British label Soundway records.
Meridian Brothers are supported by Myrbro, guitarist Peter Meyer and bass player Bernhard Meyer. They also play in the jazz band Melt Trio and in the Lea Frey Quartet. The Myrbro duo is their most experimental project with guitar and bass sounding mysteriously as never before.