A Platform for Ethnically and Culturally Inspired Music
7 times in the Global Top 40
About "Gumbo"
Over the years people have often asked me … what kind of music do you play? Is it Latin funk? Global fusion? Orisha rock? It doesn’t fit any one box and is sometimes passed by as a result of people not knowing how to talk about it and understand it. Truthfully, it is all these things and more. As an artist, and generally in my life, I have always been drawn to braiding together disparate threats of culture, cuisine, song, spirit and community. Gumbo seemed an apt metaphor for a way of life that celebrates the diversity around us and mixes it all together into a cohesive and tasty stew of influences and flavors. Music and art always find the pathways through difference that connect us all together, and this song celebrates the ways that those differences can be seen as beautiful, and that out of them can come an inclusive whole.