Mix Cultura

Mix Cultura

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Biography

In 2000 in a place called Ladeira (Cap Verde) some teenagers decided to found the acoustic Band MIXCULTURA. Born in a traditional musical environment these guys started first to perform songs with traditional Cap Verdien melodies and introducing a new playing style with the guitar and the little guitar (cavaquinho). They started working on a peculiar repertoire with own songs. But at that time they had to face one big problem: Where could they get the instruments and technical supports to play their music!!

After taking part in some Festivals in Cape Verde such as “Sete Sois Sete Luas”, “Escurraletos” in Porto Novo or “Fontinha’s Stadium” in Mindelo, and animating cultural nights in Santo Antão and Mindelo, MIXCULTURA concentrated on working out their own music. A music with lyrics related to yesterdays and today’s daily life of Santo Antão’s people. They had their first Album coming out: “Tchuva è Vida”.

In 2005, MIXCULTURA was the revelation of the Festival “Sete Sois, Sete Luas” in Ribeira Grande- Santo Antão. Considered by the jury as the best group of the festival, they had the chance to play in several festivals in Europe as the Ponte de Sor- festival in Portugal.

MIXCULTURA will be on tour through Europe this summer

Lyrics

Berço d'ignorancia

Written By: Frank Dias

Lá nó ólte incrovôd na mei d’rotcha
T’durmi muribund
Dondê q’ ignorança d’berç
Dum pôve sem apreço tá espia

Ó terra d’gent incauta
Q’tê dsencantá
Terra d´gent sem distréza
Sem frénquéza

Berç d’ignorança
D’mut arrogança
De desprez pe gent forestera
Berç d’ignorança
D’mut arrogança
De gent sem era nem bera

Ôh terra formosa e d’beldéd
Sumbers num inferr d’méldéd
De quês note escur d’infdilidéd
Onde q’véu d’not t’incultá criminelidéd

Fotch e lume

Written By: Anisio Rodrigues

Chiquina d’antóna d’luce
Soma ne quel ledera
Bradá nhô Jón Tiodor
Quê focth t’rondél se casa

Fotche fotch e lume
Fotche fotch e lume

Óh Antóna
Tchêpatchá dei q’ess olmoçe
Bô preperém q’uel sorrom
Que m’ti té bé pó comp

E’m titébê p’cral da russa
Bé uvi nome d’quel bruxona
P’em sêbê
Quem ê quel desgraçada
Oiá má sem pêguél umt´dsépél quel ròb

Ê’quêl róbóm
quèl c’mêm nhé fi

Óh s’nhor dotor
Òcê espiém Victor d’fovor
Quê el tê c’um dor d’lovor
Le’n’crê pará quess tchor

Tchuva è vida

Written By: Anisio Rodrigues

Óh mémém
Ô sê espiem nhê inchada
Quê m’nhá log cêd
E’m titébê pó cômpe
Ó sê espiém el, quê tchuva já dá... mémém
Lá nequel merada.

Nhê irmom ménél
Prepara bô inchada
Que m’nhá log cêd
Nô titébê pó cômpe
Bé n’quel témbéque
Bô p’nhá mi má f’jom... ménél
P’nhá bô bli d’aga

Nós d’sintonton
Sempre nô tem esperança
Um ône ô dôs ône sem tchuva nô t’esperel
Eh, eh, eh...

Nô têm q’semnhá
P’nô podê c’mê
Nô sêbê que tchuva ê vida

Discography

Tchuva èvida - 2006