Manecas Costa

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        b. 1967, Cacheu da Silva, Guinea Bissau. Situated between Guinea and Senegal on the West African coast, Guinea Bissau was PortugalGÇÖs only mainland colony in the region and Costa sings in Bissau-Kriolu, a mixture of Portuguese and indigenous languages. The regionGÇÖs predominant form of musical expression is the sensuous gumbe dance, played on the tina water drum and the work of singer-songwriter and virtuoso guitarist Manecas Costa draws on such traditions with subtlety. Costa... Read more

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