Mojubá is a modern world-jazz quintet that disseminates the folkloric music of Cuba and Brazil. This versatile quintet's mission is to not just perform but teaching about the culture from which their songs and arrangements originate. By combining both sacred and secular songs with the rhythms of the Lucumi (Santeria) and the Candomble as inspiration for their compositions and improvisations, they unearth these traditions that are rarely heard in Boston.
The quintet aims to inspire fresh ears to the communal qualities that this music possesses. Through its call-and-response formula and interlocking rhythms this music creates a social format that requires every person involved to be equally important because the music is thoroughly intertwined. Each part and each instrument have equal worth in the making of this music.
Mojubá has been awarded a grant by the New England Conservatory's Entrepreneurial Musicianship Department for their project Bringing CUBA to the Community as well as a fellowship through the Community Performances & Partnerships program.
Sofia Kriger: Vocalist (co-bandleader)
Julian Loida: Percussion (co-bandleader)
Seyun Park: Piano
James Dale: Bass
Eli Cohen: Drum set
Mojubá has performed at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston Public Library, and New England Conservatory's Brown Hall.
Having developed an intricate educational program, Mojubá has worked with students and seniors at the Immigration Family Services Institute, Margarita Muniz Academy, and the Café Emmanuel LGBT Senior Community.