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  • Maning Nice Mixtape

    A mixtape with Mozambican stuff like Pandza, Afro House and Bondoro.

    01. 3 MOZquiteiros – Tsova (D.E.P. Zaida e Carlos lhongo)
    02. One Two feat. Mr Kuka – Tá na moda
    03. Mega Jotta – Miguelita
    04. Dama do Bling – Ivannea – Niggas que cheiram a catinga (feat. Denny OG)
    05. Gasso – Tai Xi Pandza
    06. Mr. Kuka feat. Hawaio – Ni Lava We
    07. Liloca feat. Mr. Kuka – Tá Bater
    08. Dayto & DJ Ivan 90 feat. Wes – Mizobiya (Remix)
    09. KK Angel feat. Mr. Bow – Unidade Nacional
    10. Lagartos Bondoristas – Bondoro
    11. Mr. Bow – Mukonwana
    12. DJ Faya feat. Rainha da Sucata – DJs Comprovados
    13. Spectro Inc. – Estas a jingar
    14. Deejay Loyd-B – Bondoro
    15. Azagaia – Jihad Lírico

  • Bondoro: New MOZ Dance & Beats

    Bondoro is a quite new dance and music style from Beira, Mozambique’s second largest city in the central part of the country. In several aspects it is similar to South African Kwaito and Kuduro from Angola. Bondoro is a slang word that means plaster and that name was given to the dance because of the first moves where the dancer seems to have a plaster on one of his extremities.

    Download some tunes here.

  • 3 MOZquiteiros – FRELIMU (Frente de Libertação de Música)

    Mozambique is actually not much on the musical map of the world despite it’s original music styles such as Pandza, Marrabenta and the sound of the Mbila (kind of xylophone). Regarding Hip Hop and electronic music the national artists focus more on copying the western style or those of the big brother South Africa.
    But there is a group that makes a difference: Three young talented rappers (Rainha Da Sucata, Eddie Angel e Neovaldo Paulo) from Maputo present a crazy fusion of Hip Hop, Trap, Kwaito and traditional elements of Mozambican music on their mixtape FRELIMU.
    The name of the mixtape is not just a phonetic imitation of the party FRELIMO that is ruling Mozambique now, as Neovaldo Paulo explains: “The use of the name is as well a reference to the fact that we are trying the same as FRELIMO did in the socio-political field which was freeing the country from colonization, but we want to liberate it in a musical and cultural way to the world. In the track FRE-LI-MU we aproach the current situation in the country that suffers a ‘cultural semi-colonization’.” And it has to do as well with another current situation in Mozambique: The return of the civil war. “The problems of the country make the people look for refuge in everything that comes from outside as a form of ‘relaxing’. And we want to show that this is possible with what is ours mixing the music of the ‘good cultural era’ with new music, more globalized, creating the fusion of the mixtape”, explains Neovaldo.

    Get the whole thing here or from Soundcloud and check the video.