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Bandé-Gamboa: celebrates Bissau-Guinean and Cape Verdean Music

The Bandé-Gamboa project, which joins two intergenerational bands from Guinea-Bissau and Cape Verde, launches tomorrow, 12th June their debut album, seeking to captivate young Africans and Westerners.

It also has a book that accompanies the album, after 20 years of searching for African vinyls and CDs. Africans and Afrodescendants rarely buy records, so African culture is reduced to genres such as reggae, soul, funk or rock. Those who buy are limited to “old school.”

The publisher went ahead with the creation of two bands, one of Cape Verdean musicians and the other of Guinean musicians who live in Lisbon, to recreate old songs from the two countries, with different goals.

In the case of Guinea-Bissau, it tried to make “fresh and contemporary versions” of gumbé, a style little known outside the country and which was being recorded by many artists and with different ideas than usual.

In Cape Verde case, the versatility of funaná and its limits were tested, as it was known worldwide as opposed to gumbé.

There is a challenge to try to please the public on both continents.

Today, they will reissue in Guinea-Bissau the Super Mama Djombo, a band of rare records and very sought after in the West.

The album, which will be released on June 12 in physical and digital format, has six themes for each country, also paying tribute to Amílcar Cabral, co-founder of the African Party for the Independence of Guinea and Cape Verde and one of the greatest symbols of struggle for the independence of the two countries.

The Guinea-Bissau band directed by Juvenal Cabral, is composed by Eric Daro, Iragrett Tavares and Micas Cabral, in the voices, Calú Ferreira , Eliseu Imbana and Sidia Baio, in the guitars, Toni Bat (drums), Ernesto da Silva (percussion) and Elmano Coelho (saxophone).
The Cape Verdean band, directed by bassist Lúcio Vieira, includes Celso Évora, Débora Paris and Kinha Andrade, in the voices, Daya Neves (keys), Ivan Gomes (guitar), Cau Paris (drums), Djair de Pina (percussion) ) and Elmano Coelho (saxophone).

Written by: Cristina Lopes da Fonseca

Patche di Rima signed a contract with a North American publisher

Patche di Rima became the first lusophone musician to sign with New York-based publisher Rehegoo Music and has a worldwide representation contract. The Guinean singer signed with the publisher after releasing the album “Maratona de Amor”.

Since the beginning of 2019, Rehegoo Music has been associated with legendary composer and record producer Quincy Jones, who has recorded 28 Grammys and was responsible for Michael Jackson’s greatest hits, notably the album Thriller, the best selling album in the history of pop music.

Rehegoo Music Group is a globally recognised music publisher that specialises in producing and distributing the musical work of up and coming artists via digital music stores, streaming services and sync platforms.

Patche di Rima is already considered one of the indispensable voices of Guinean music, having conquered, with a particular route and a very own style, a top place in the voices of Lusophony. In this sense, the contract with a North American publisher is another milestone in a career that has only known the upward direction.

Watch our full interview with Patche :

It should also be noted that 2019 had already been marked by the return of the artist to the studio. “Maratona de Amor “ is the name of the third Album launched with the seal of RTP Africa – that witnesses and exalts the history, culture and diversity of a new Guinea Bissau.

“Hi Patche Di Rima!

My name is Sophie and I am a music agent at Rehegoo Music Group. Our Artists & Repertoire Team just discovered your music and rated it as good quality. After listening to your song “Nha Noiva” we were even more impressed so I am contacting you today to see if you would be interested in working with our label”.

Shared Patche Di Rima on his social media , thanking everyone for the support on this new collaboration.

With no doubt “Nha Noiva” has been the choice for his listeners, and has been playing in many weddings.

Eric Daro – « It’s our Turn » Live Concert at 24 de Setembro Stadium

Recently we were live on our official instagram with the artist Eric Daro, he spoke about his career, future projects, interacted with his fans and played some of his songs from both albums “Vou Conseguir” and “EFX Localizan”.

After releasing his new music video “Boca i di bô” which has received very positive feedback from his fans, Daro decided to surprise his fans by announcing his concert in Guinea Bissau at the 24 de Setembro stadium on 13, April 2019. The concert will have especial guests which will be confirmed soon by the artist.

«For those who do not know me yet, I am Eric Daro, singer, BeatMaker and Ceo Founder of Polon Studio, fidju di Gabú Sara.

I started this journey in 2015, without counting the 3 years of research and preparation. Today I am with almost 4 years of career, I have won throphies, made friends, made money and most important , the aknowlegment from musicians, Dj’s and especially your support. I grew up as an artist and as a person. I already participated in 3 concerts at the 24 de Setembro stadium, and now it’s our turn. Yes our turn because I am counting with your support so that this challenge can be successful »

Published Eric Daro on January 13, 2019 in his social media.

Written by : Pucurutcha Stella

Charbel will release his 3rd CD entitled “Up”

The year is nearly ending but 2018 still bringing great news.

After innumerable successful hits during his career, Charbel has announced on his social media the dates he will release the new album “UP”. November was the month chosen by the artist.

With its captivating and romantic rhythms, Charbel bets on other musical styles. A very versatile album , including music videos , more than 10 tracks featuring several artists such as:

Dynamo, Gil Semedo, Tabanka Djazz , Lejemea , G-Amado and Ferro Gaita.

The album will be exclusively available on his YouTube channel , click the link below and don’t forget to subscribe.

Charbel Youtube Channel

“Vérité” – Guinea Bissau and Cape Verde connected by music

On September 29, 2018 the Cape Verdean artist Mr Carly released his new single “Verité” featuring Patche di Rima.

“A connection between Cape Verde and Guine-Bissau “quoted by fans on social platforms.


A very different style from the usual that left the fans surprised and captivated by its versatility.

A music video highlighting the african culture and the group Sankofa Black Gold represented the african dance.

Prod by My Vibe Music , directed and edited by BlackRose and counted with the amazing brightening and illumination of Ledsiluminação.

The music video is available at My Vibe Music youtube channel and all digital platforms.