"The soundtrack of acoustic Latin American music provides a perfect compliment to the lovely art direction."
"Aside from being a brilliant accompaniment to the game, it is a breath of fresh air to listen to uniquely South American rhythms and instruments in a genre filled with booming orchestras."
Game Music Fans
"... the soundtrack alone makes Papo & Yo a wondrous journey into fantasy, and it truly makes this game better in every way."
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Composed by Venezuelan-raised Brian D’Oliveira of La Hacienda Creative, this highly-anticipated soundtrack comes from live recorded artfully mixed pieces of dynamically layered melodies and rhythms triggered by players’ movements within the game. Having had a difficult childhood growing up in South America, Papo & Yo was also a deeply personal project for Brian. In these soulfully composed tracks, Brian personally plays a wide variety of “traditional” instruments such as flute(s), cello, guitar, and violin, but many others as well. Fusing rhythms, melodies and sounds from various South American countries, Brian also incorporated influences from India, Africa and early European Baroque music, evident in his choice of instruments like a 100+-year-old Sarangi, African kora, Brazilian hunting whistles, and others which he handcrafted himself.
Brian is joined by Orlando 'Vovo' Conceinçao on percussion, Kamal Sabri on lead sarangi, Loga Ramin Torkian on guitar viol, and Elinor Frey on cello.