Idumea is the result of a fusion of cultures. Kent Jensen has adopted Latin American culture as his own, combining with Ana Boyd and Emilia Jensen, who bring their Costa Rican heritage into this harmonic blend. The result is an insightful mix of rock, Latin, and folk musical genres. Lyrical ballards are partnered with edgy rock and roll. The melody and rhythms catch the ear and the lyrics stir the soul.
The groups talents are as diverse as the music. Kent Jensen and Emilia Jensen pen the group's songs. Kent leads the way with vocals, guitar, as well as keyboards. Kent Jensen has performed in Costa Rica and locally. Ana Boyd gives the music a unique flare with work on viola, keyboards and vocals. She graduated with a performance degree from Boise State and performs frequently with Opera Idaho. She also performed with the Moody Blues, when this classic rock act played in Boise. Jeff Ringle, an excellent percussionist, Marci Ridley, on keyboards and Nat Parrish on bass, round out the group.
We have performed from Las Vegas to Hollywood and some other places in between. We have appeared on the cd compilation for the December 2006, June, and November/December 2007 issues of Global Rhythm Magazine. This has been a great honor as it has allowed us to share cd space with such artists as Tina Turner, Thomas Mapfumo, and Manu Chao.
Although we're not ready to quit our jobs, we love what we do. We hope the music gives you food for thought, and hey, we'll go anywhere, anytime to share our music with you.