A powerfully progressive synthesis of electronic sound and Afro-Caribbean language, ÌFÉ is a bold new musical project from Puerto Rico based African American drummer/producer/singer Otura Mun. Mun, an Ifá priest or Babalawo in the Yoruba religion, has been a vanguard artist in the Puerto Rican music scene since his arrival there in the late 1990’s, producing critically acclaimed albums and songs for many of the islands most important musical voices.
Founder and Director: Otura Mun
Musicians: Rafael Maya, Beto Torrens, Anthony Sierra, Yarimir Cabán
Dancer: Pia Love
CRITICAL PRAISE FOR ÌFÉ
“ÌFÉ fuses spiritual depth with dancehall influences… marrying the traditional with contemporary sounds to make something completely original.» «The music has a certain otherworldly quality that’ll resonate with even the most secular ear.” – NOISEY
“This year, we’ve paid special attention to artists like Ibeyi and Daymé Arocena, who not only approach their music with tons of soul, but also embrace their Afro-Caribbean roots and the Yoruba language. ÌFÉ is a new Puerto Rican project that just came our way, and it also fits that description perfectly.” – REMEZCLA
“ÌFÉ‘s new video for ‘3 Mujeres’ invokes the griot tradition of Yoruba music and Cuban rumba, bringing them into the digital age. If there are spiritual hymns to be found in the matrix, this is what they should sound like.” – LARGE UP