Family music entertainer Flor Bromley is clearly the type of person who is not comfortable resting on her own laurels. That is proven through the release of her latest album, Pachamama. Scheduled for release Friday, the 11-song record will come barely more than a year after the release of her then most recent album, Fiesta Global. The album’s success comes in part through its featured musical arrangements, which will be discussed shortly. The lyrical themes that accompany the album’s musical arrangements add their own appeal to the record and will be discussed a little later. The general presentation rounds out the album’s most important elements and will be discussed later, too. Each item noted is important in its own way to the whole of the album. All things considered, they make the album another positive offering from Flor Bromley that will prove another laurel for the family music entertainer.
Flor Bromley’s forthcoming album, Pachamama, is another positive offering from the hugely respected international family music entertainer. That is due in part to its featured musical arrangement. Bromely’s Peruvian influences are present throughout much of the record. However, she does add other influences. Case in point is the hip-hop-infused song, ‘Peas and Carrots.’ The song’s lyrical theme will be discussed later. The pan flutes and other Peruvian influences are there again, but the rapping and beats that accompany those elements make the song its own interesting composition, musically speaking. ‘Totora Horse ft. Jason Lansing of Okee Dokee Brothers immediately changes things up again after ‘Peas and Carrots.’ Instead of more hip-hop, Bromley and Lansing bring some bluegrass to audiences this time. In this case, Bromley’s Peruvian leanings are less prominent. ‘Mother Nature’ changes things up again, offering more of a flamenco style composition, which has roots in Spain and Mexico. On another note, ‘Drop of Water’ fuses Bromley’s Latin roots with a light, beachy sound to make another unique musical composition that fits the song’s subject well. Between these songs and the other compositions featured throughout the album, the whole gives audiences plenty to appreciate in the way of the album’s musical content. It is just one part of what makes the album stand out. The lyrical themes that accompany the album’s musical arrangements add their own appeal to the record.
The lyrical themes that are featured throughout Pachamama are even more diverse than the record’s musical arrangement. Going back to ‘Peas and Carrots,’ that song’s lyrical theme is Bromley’s way of encouraging young listeners to try and balance what they eat. Rather than just sticking to one kind of food or another (which is what so many children do), it is important for kids to try other things. This is a universal constant. So to have this theme here is welcome. On another note, a song, such as ‘Let’s Move It’ is a nice upbeat song whose lyrical theme does exactly what the title infers. It encourages young listeners to get active, whether it just be through dance (which is highlighted in the song) or just in general, staying active and moving is just as important as eating a variety of foods. That is especially the case considering the ongoing epidemic of childhood obesity in America. To that end, it makes this theme another key addition to the album. ‘Luz’ which is sung entirely in Spanish, is clearly a lullaby. Even someone who might not speak Spanish can understand that focus on getting a child to sleep, comforting the child. It is yet another example of the diversity in the album’s lyrical content. Between these themes, those of caring for the planet, and others, the lyrical content featured in this record offers audiences much to enjoy, too. Considering that with the album’s musical arrangements, the whole makes the album’s overall content reason enough for audiences to take in this record. It is all just part of the album’s success. The record’s general presentation rounds out its most important elements.
The general presentation of this record is important because it shows Bromley’s clear intent to reach out to a diverse range of audiences. That intent is evidenced through the presentation of the album first in English and then in Spanish. It shows that she wanted to include her Spanish-speaking audiences just as much as those who speak English. It is a very smart course of action on her part. That is because it ensures a wide reach for the album. Keeping that in mind along with the impact of the album’s content, the whole of these elements makes Pachamama another definite success for Flor Bromley.
Flor Bromley’s forthcoming album, Pachamama, is a record that her established audiences will enjoy just as much as more casual family music audiences. That is due in part to the album’s musical arrangements. The arrangements show a certain level of diversity, which itself is sure to engage and entertain audiences. The lyrical themes featured alongside the album’s musical content is even more diverse than that musical content. It adds even more appeal to the whole. The assumed presentation of the album in English and Spanish in one platform makes the presentation complete, ensuring once more the album’s appeal. Each item noted is important in its own way to the whole of the album. All things considered, they make the album another successful offering from Flor Bromley.
Pachamama is scheduled for release Friday through 8 Pound Gorilla Records. More information on the record is available online along with all of Flor Bromley’s latest news at:
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