Important: Zé Lino from Conjunto Contratempo suffers illness
We’re sad to report that mister Zé Lino, singer and lead guitarist of Conjunto Contratempo, who were announced for this event earlier, suffered a sudden and unforseen illness two days ago (July 18). We wish mister Lino a full and speedy recovery. Conjunto Contratempo obviously had to cancel their shows in Bruxelles and Rotterdam. However, we’ve decided to go ahead with the night this coming Friday. The rest of the programme will take place as scheduled, and we’ve found Tabanka ready to step in as the live band.
Tabanka are stepping in to replace Conjunto Contratempo as the live band this evening. The popular Cape Verdean band from Rotterdam knows how to put on an exuberant show with their fresh and contemporary take on Funaná, inspired by Code di Dona, Bulimundo, Américo Brito and, of course Bitori. Funaná is the energetic music and dance style, once forbidden by Portuguese colonial rulers, which became part of post-independence Cape Verdean identity in the eighties. Funaná is derived from the music from the descendants of slaves, mixed with contemporary pop and jazz. The base of the funaná are the diatonic accordion (gaita) and the rasping sound of the ferrinho, a notched metal bar played as a Caribbean guiro.
Pictured: Zé Lino (left) and Wilson Vilares / CelesteMariposa (right)