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calma carmona summons the future on the stunning ‘microdosis’

May 25, 2021
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Fresh off a stunning performance as part of AFROPUNK Black Spring, Calma Carmona’s latest EP is revelatory. A mix of expansive melodies, driving percussion, and production that’s equal parts lush and glitchy, MICRODOSIS is a hyper-layered affair that deepens with each listen. Highlights like “Ella Se Mueve” and the haunted “Digital Girl” showcase the dynamic energy that makes Calma Carmona’s live act so electrifying. Drawing on Bomba rhythms, the songs catapult tradition into the digital age, while placing emphasis on the realities of today. As she points out in her Tiny Desk x AFROPUNK performance, “We have to invest in our passion, we have to invest in our future, we have to invest in our people, and the future is now.” Given her music’s commitment to bridging the past and future, it’s fitting that she’s an early adopter of releasing her art as an NFT. You can grab MICRODOSIS from the traditional channels or get the NFT via artcommunity.io.

 

 

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