Raz Ohara, the eternal, enigmatic and polyhedral musician with an outstanding voice, is now seeing his latest work: "Tyrants", and he will be on a stage in advance.
We have had the pleasure of interviewing him and this has been the result.
Can you tell us a little about your experience? Where are you from and how did you get into music?
I’m a captain’s son and sailed on cargo ships since I was little – I sang for the dolphins up front competing with the ship – that was when I decided to pursue the life of musician, I was five years old
How is your sound evolving?
My sound is warm, I create them form my very own recordings, it is important for me in order be in touch with my music, and to get a unique sound nobody else has done before, it is my own handwriting so to speak
How do you feel that your music influences or impacts its listeners?
I think I speak directly to the listener form heart to heart
I believe it is an honest conversation most of the time.
Almost like a satsang – notice how the word “sang” (in danish “song”) is in the word “satsang”, yet coming from a totally different culture or linguistic family, very interesting.
What can you tell us about your new album?
It is the best album I’ve ever done
I neglected a mindset of “purpose” when doing the music, meaning, I didn’t do it for a financial interest. I did it for the sake of music. That’s why it is rich.
Has your sound changed in recent years?
It’s evolved. I see good things happening when collaborating with talented musicians.
And this changes everything in all kinds of directions.
We all know that the digital revolution has affected sales, but do you think it has affected creativity?
It depends who you are. It has not affected my personal pursuit, mindset, or way of working.
I’m not creating tracks for tiktok. I’m making music for lovers and seekers.
Can you tell us about your present and future projects?
I will be travelling to Lisbon to record an improv jazz quartet this month.
I will work on these recordings for the next months and see what happens.
My aim is to make improv jazz audible outside of its niche.