Mabassa is the portugese word for twin brother. They represents the musical connection between two musicians from different continents. Breno Viricimo moved from his home country Brazil to continue his musical career and met Nate Dizco. They had more in common than just playing the bass: writing songs and telling stories. The lyrics are in Portuguese and the music makes you wanna dance
Het Eiland van mijn vader (The island of my father) by Izaline Calister and piano player, film-and theatremaker Thijs Borsten continues. It was Izaline’s wish to let the audience experience her motherland through her father’s eyes. Thijs did all the filming, interviews and the editing. The result is this beautiful hommage to the island Curaçao with stories from Izaline and her father. And with songs in Papiamentu, English, Dutch and Spanish.
Last year this all-star TRIO presented their album Live at the Concertgebouw at LantarenVenster in Rotterdam.
Izaline has been performing with guitarist Ed Verhoeff for more than 10 years. In their search for a third instrument to join them, they met trumpetplayer Angelo Verploegen with his intuitive and warm sound. Expect well-known songs of Izaline but also compositions from Ed and Angelo and jazzstandards which all sounds completely different played by this Trio.
Last year Minyeshu released her album Daa Dee worldwide by the UK based label ARC Music.
Drawing from her cultural life experiences in Africa and Europe, Minyeshu has sculpted her signature tone – a hypnotic and modern hybrid of Ethiopian grooves and melodies, delicately mixed with Western instruments and styles.
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Currently Minyeshu is working on a new album.
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