Cemento Atlantico: A Beat For Peace is the new track supporting Save The Children Italy to Ukraine
Available on Bandcamp from today March 22th, 2022, A Beat For Peace is an unreleased song by Cemento Atlantico, composed to support the dramatic situation that the Ukrainian people are experiencing. All proceeds, from 1 € up to you, will be donated to Save The Children Italy to Ukraine.
Cemento Atlantico is the project by the Italian DJ/producer Alessandro „ToffoloMuzik“ Zoffoli. His debut album Rotte Interrotte, released in 2021 via Bronson Recordings, was born from the need to translate the travel experiences of recent years into music. At the edge of the world. Cemento Atlantico has kidnapped fragments, samples and field recordings from nature, history, road and sacred places. Emotions engraved in the mind with occasional recording means, subsequently manipulated through electronics and rhythmic construction creating a truly unique and contemporary sound and of cultural melting-pot.
According to Cemento Atlantico, speaking about A Beat For Peace: “Although I’ve never been to Ukraine, I wanted to give voice to the Hopak empathy (a folk dance typical of the country) with the help of electronics. I composed the melody by reworking some samples of viola, thanks to the kind help of Patrick Murphy – a music teacher from West Lafayette, Indiana who caught my attention during an ethnomusicology class. The rhythmic line, built on sampling the heartbeat of a fetus about to be born, refers to the most varied percussive traditions: from Europe to the Caribbean and Africa. As if a unison rhythm wanted to come to life to support the melody of this country. Among the reverberations of this ‘peace beat’ appears a voice recorded in the tropics. It’s a prayer containing a good omen: the cry of the Goddess Yemaya, mother of life and creation in the Afro-Caribbean tradition”.