Afro Bop Alliance: Angel Eyes

Raul Da Gama

The joi de vivre is palpable, though not unexpected, from the opening notes of Afro Bop Alliance’s Angel Eyes. But something is different now. Realization comes as quickly as the rhythm of a raid: It is in the pings and resplendent gong-like echoes of Victor Provost’s steel pans, which ding and dong and sing with bell-like tolling.