What message can evolution theory, wild nature and instrumental music convey together? The answer is in the debut EP of the music producer and multi instrumentalist Doug Felício (Black Mantra, Black Brasa, Gigante Mamuthe), “Ilha das Cobras”.
The album, with 5 songs, hits the main platforms this Friday, April 23, following the success of the first single, “Funk Ilhoa”, which drew the attention of the specialized international media.
The album was born from Doug's look at the sousaphone, an instrument that he began to study and research more than five years ago, and which is especially connected to street fanfares, symphonic orchestras and brass bands.
“When I started to dive into the history of the instrument, several questions arose. Why does this incredible instrument appear so little in the scenarios in which I am inserted with the trombone, as the stages? What has changed over the years from the creation of this instrument to the present day? ”, Points out Doug.
“In my research, I found myself fascinated by the instrument, which is an evolution of the tuba - in turn an evolution of Oficleide. Despite the evolution, the field of operation of this instrument has had little transformation over more than a century ”. Doug saw an important parallel with Charles Darwin's theory of Natural Selection, and going deeper into his research, he found the history of the island jararaca and its habitat. This is where nature connects.
The animal, which gave its name to the debut single from the EP (“Funk Ilhoa”), is found at “Ilha das Cobras” - actually called Queimada Grande Island, located in Itanhaém, on the coast of São Paulo. The jararaca-ilhoa has adapted over the centuries to survive, has suffered and continues to suffer serious threats of extinction, and its history is connected to the trajectory of music in countless ways, in which adaptation is an essential phenomenon for development and survival.