Fela Kuti, Feliciano dos Santos, Afrobeat & Western Interpretation

Hailing from the Niassa province of Mozambique, singer-songwriter Feliciano dos Santos is little-known outside of his native country, despite receiving praise from the likes of the New York Times, PBS, the Guardian and the BBC. His band, Massuko, generally sings in three regional dialects, Yao, Nyanga and Makua, and occasionally in Portuguese, the country's official language. The music drifts through rhumba, reggae and various provincial folk elements. One of Massuko's biggest successes is a subtle but powerful acoustic folk . . .

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