Mozambican singer, composer, story teller and percussionist Celsco Paco who visits Bristol every year in autumn delivering workshops in schools has released his latest CD, Dugongo.
The new CD was recorded with Dynamo Deluxe, a group which started in 2004 by members of the Sweden-based Afro-band Mama Malumma. Celso Paco front this group.
African genres are often the starting point. However, since the musicians are of the kind that keep their minds open for whatever they find thrilling in music, art and life in general, their combined efforts give the group a unique sound of its own.
Celso Paco grew up within the music and dancing scene in Mozambique, being familiar with local styles around his home town, Maputo, but he is also inspired by the music of the neighbouring countries of Zimbabwe and South Africa. Being a world wide traveller in music, Celso has also been inspired a lot by other Pan-African styles, as well as by the international rock, jazz and fusion scene.
In his songs, Celso expresses personal experience and reflections performed in a variety of languages – Ronga, Shona, Portuguese, English…
Whatever the origin and styles of their music might be, Celso Paco & Dynamo de Luxe are devoted to the poetry, groove and energy of AFRO MUSIC!
You can listen to the tracks here: