WALDEMAR BASTOS

Angola



Musician and composer from M'Banza Congo, near the border of Angola with DR Congo, recorded his first album "Somos Juntos" in Brazil, a landmark in his career, which counted as special guests, among others, Chico Buarque, João do Vale, Dorival Caimmy, Martinho da Villa and Novelli. In the mid-eighties he returned to Portugal, and in 1990 recorded his second album, "Angola, Minha Namorada". In 1995, the recorder Luaka Bop launched the album "Afropea - Telling Stories to the Sea", an anthology of Lusophone artists including: Waldemar Bastos, Bonga, Cesária Évora, Dany Silva, Vum-Vum and André Mingas. Luaka Bop edited Pretaluz / Blacklight, recorded in New York and produced by Arto Lindsay. The album received excellent reviews from international press. New York Times considered it "one of the best albums of World music of the decade". In 2010 he released "Classics Of My Soul", which is, according to the French newspaper “Libération”, one of the best World Music albums of the year. His next record is expected to be released in April 2017.





WALDEMAR BASTOS - Angola