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Brazilian Artist ALOK Drops New Album with Indigenous Tribes



In celebration of global Earth Day on Monday, April 22nd, Brazilian global DJ, producer and humanitarian ALOK, releases his much-anticipated album The Future is Ancestral on April 19th, which is also the date of Indigenous People’s Day in Brazil. The project is the result of over 500 hours in studio, involving over 50 musicians who shaped the eight tracks sung by various indigenous communities.

The album invites the audience to immerse themselves in a sonic landscape where each track tells a story of innovation, resilience, and cultural resurgence. Listeners will be taken on a journey into the indigenous culture and sounds of Brazil while being transported to new horizons, which is forged around the central message of the importance of preserving indigenous roots. The executive production is co-signed by Fernando Garibay, the GRAMMY-award winning and nominated songwriter.

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – MARCH 25: Mapu Huni Kuin, Celia Xacriaba, and Alok with special guests at Global Spin Live: Alok Featuring a Performance with Brazilian Indigenous Artists at GRAMMY Museum L.A. Live on March 25, 2024 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Rebecca Sapp/Getty Images for The Recording Academy)

“Pedju Kunumigwe” (Guarani Nhandewa) is an invitation to listen to the sound of birds and nature. “Sina Vaishu” (Yawanawa) speaks about following the path of the ancestors and shifting the way we think. “Yube Mana Ibubu” (Huni Kuin) is an extension of a traditional Brazilian prayer and calls for resistance and survival. “JARAHA” (Guarani-Kaiowá) is a hip-hop song with rap verses about yearning for ancestral homelands. “Canto do Vento” (Kariri Xocó) is a voice of connection with their ancestors and with life. “Rap Nativo” presents the words of a warrior, about their culture and connection with the divine. “Sangue Indígena” (Kaingang) is a battle cry for the preservation of life and indigenous lands. “Manifesto Futuro Ancestral” (Célia Xakriabá) reflects on the Brazilian cultural origin and brings forth the strength of indigenous words in their struggle and poetry.

“I feel honored to be able to serve as a platform to amplify the voices of indigenous ancestry. ‘The Future Is Ancestral’ is not just a musical project; it is a movement to reforest the imagination of our society and its perception of indigenous peoples and the importance of their presence in multiple territories.” – ALOK

The project was initiated in 2021, and some of its songs have already made appearances at international events such as Global Citizen Live (2021), at the official United Nations headquarters in New York for the pre-opening of Climate Week (2022 and 2023), and most recently, the album’s pre-launch at the GRAMMY Museum in Los Angeles.

Furthermore, The Future Is Ancestral has been recognized by UNESCO as a relevant action for the “International Decade of Indigenous Languages.” The work reaffirms the importance of Indigenous people occupying various social and cultural spaces within society.

As ALOK gears up for his forthcoming world tour, he’s set to take the stage this Saturday, April 20th, captivating a massive audience of 1 million attendees on a pyramid-shaped stage. Adding an extra layer of significance, this performance aligns with the national holiday, commemorating a pivotal national hero and the resistance against Portuguese colonial rule. It’s poised to be an unforgettable celebration, combining music with historical reverence. The Future is Ancestral is out now on all mayor streaming platforms.

All profits from The Future Is Ancestral album will go to the Indigenous artists and communities who co-created the project and whose traditional chants and music celebrate their deep, ancient relationship with music and nature. You can learn more about the entire The Future Is Ancestral project here: