Os Orixas is rich in layered percussion, horns and guitars. Singer Eloah's lead vocals are reminiscent of the likes of Ellen McIlwaine, Elza Soares and Joyce. Samba, funk, folk, jazz and MPB over ijexa and African grooves, that combine beautifully across the moods. Os Orixas refers to one of the manifestations of the ï¿½supreme Godï¿½ in the Yoruba faithThe songs were written by Luis Berimbau, assisted by Ildasio Tavares. Berimbau was a very influential
multi instrumentalist, poet, writer and composer from Bahia, Brazil. He produced the wonderful folk/
psychedelic rock group Perfume Azul Do Solas' 'Nascimento' LP amongst many others.
Tavares was an author, composer and poet from Salvador, Bahia. As a composer, he worked with many artists including Vinicius de Moraes, Maria Bethania, Alcyone, Toquinho, Nelson Gonï¿½alves and Maria Creuza. Many of his poetic works were published, and he even penned Afro-Brazilian opera entitled Lydia's Oshun.