Originally, the record Horizonte brought together artists from Lisbon’s African scene (under the name Bandé-Gamboa), to celebrate gumbé and funaná. These 2 genres form the musical heritage of Guinea-Bissau and Cape Verde, repressed during the Portuguese colonial era.
The entire album was dedicated to Amilcar Cabral, founder of the African Party for the Independence of Guinea and Cape Verde. He was assassinated in 1973.
From Zazou Bikaye’s album reissue “Mr Manager”.
Following the acclaimed 2017 vinyl reissue of the Noir et Blanc album, we’re excited to present a special edition of Zazou Bikaye’s second record, Mr. Manager, which only ever came out on vinyl, in 1985. This edition comprises nine additional tracks, including six previously-unreleased recordings, and three which were only included on limited-edition singles.