Pachamama, a new dual language album (English/Spanish) for families by powerhouse Peruvian singer Flor Bromley. A tribute to her indigenous roots and a fusion of native elements and popular music genres. Pachamama (Mother Earth in Quechua, a vernacular language of Peru) talks about nature in a unique way and encourages us to take care of it while also taking care of others accepting our differences and diversity.
Evaluation comments from our NAPPA Awards Music Judge:
“A lot of fascinating things are brought together by Flor Bromley on her latest album. Pachamama’s 21 tracks feature the Peruvian-American musician singing ten of her tunes in both English and Spanish. At the center of this album, connecting these two sets, is the lovely “Luz,” which is naturally sung in English and Spanish. Bromley’s music brings together genres popular in South, Central and North America. “Peas and Carrots,” which finds her paired SeanPaul, is a mash-up of hip-hop and panpipes (listening to bits of “El Condor Pasa”), while “Totora Horse” (a duet with The Okee Dokee Brothers’ Justin Lansing) use twangy country music to tell its South American-set tale. These songs reveal too her collaborative nature, with another key example being “Ocean”/“El Océano,” where Laurie Berkner sings on the English version and the Peruvian children’s musician Miss Laurita on the Spanish one. It also is among the tunes here that explore the connections that humans have with nature (“Drop of Water,” “Mango Tango”) and with animals (“Condor, Puma, Snake”). Bromley’s nurturing, passionate, unifying persona connects the messages in her title track, “Pachamama” (which is the word for Mother Earth in the vernacular Peruvian language, Quechua) and “Mother Earth.” The most important connection Bromley makes here, however, is the one between her listeners and her joy-filled music.”