INÃ plays, interprets, and reinterprets music of the African-Diaspora specifically through the traditional musics of Cuba and Brazil. Through the use of just singers and drummers they engage their audience with vocal harmonies, dancing, and drumming. Having started in May of 2016, INÃ has already performed all around Boston at Club Passim, The Lilypad, Gallery 263, New England Conservatory's Brown Hall, CityPOP Egleston, The Museum of Fine Arts for Make Music Boston, Arts at the Armory, and Magnolia Loft presented by Journeys in Sound.
Percussionist, arranger, and bandleader Julian Loida leads this Afro-Cuban and Brazilian collective as he collaborates with both masters of the tradition as well as students whose origins and exposure to this music vary.
Julian Loida - percussion / Mike Ringquist - percussion / Bas Janssen - Percussion / Sofia Kriger - Lead Vocals / Isabel Fine - Vocals / Lillian Oviedo Aldama - Vocals and Dance / Sandra Marcelino - Vocals and Dance