professional dancer since 2010
The Lukaotem Gud Santo Festival, Mekem I klin mo I krin (Look after Espiritu Santo keep it clean and green) is a 2-day music festival that draws musicians from around the Pacific, including, Solomon Islands, New Caledonia and Australia and proudly hosts many kastom performance groups and musicians from the SANMA Province. The Lukaotem Gud Santo vision is to help create a harmonious, clean & safe environment in Espiritu Santo by using music as a tool for communication and education.
Lyndie is a vocalist for Kaumaakonga Music (Solomon Islands).
M′saho – The Timbila Festival The Marimbeiros Festival of Zavala, also known as M′saho or Timbila Festival, is currently one of the biggest cultural events in Mozambique. Considered by UNESCO as Cultural Heritage of the Humanity, the Timbila belongs to the same family as the Marimba and the musicians are the redemption of the values of the Music to Humanity. The mobilization for the event has the support of local administrative authorities, but specially with the support of musicians, poets and local associations. Annually the festival gathers hundreds of local artists, with the performance of other countries Marimbeiros. In addition M′saho festival
I was born with talent for Music. I learned to play in Beira City – Culture House and I am a member of the NFITHE Band. In partnership with other musicians, I have been organising musical workshops to discuss about percussion, dance, and voice. Musician with Music Crossroads:
Map Vibes is a new group in Santo with members: Augustine B, Abel, Bradley, Chrisie, Kathleen, Philip, Willy, Nicky, Tari, Kenny, Henry, Larry, George B, George P & Junior.
Maputo Band is composed by six Mozambique musicians, brought together by Music Bridges project. They play contemporary music with a traditional sound, bringing on stage their own original songs. All engaged in different music projects, they have played in Vanuatu at Fest Napuan and Lukaotem Gud Santo and in Mozambique at Feima. The band is composed by: Nellove – percussion Makoneny – percussion Afro Amado - vocals, acoustic guitar Tiger - guitar, bass Otis Selimane Remane – drums Elcidio de Olivera Fernando - guitar and vocals
Author, poet, storyteller, playwright, producer, musician, songwriter, artist and festival organiser, Marcel Meltherorong, or Mars Melto, as he is known in Melanesia, is a leading figure on Vanuatu's cultural scene. His first band, XX Squad, became the area's most successful band with its mix of socio-political commentary and Pacific roots and reggae rhythms and his latest project Kalja Riddim Klan (KRK) blends indigenous instruments with modern technology to create a vibrant musical backdrop for his poetic examinations of contemporary issues.
Communications Officer Music Crossroads Mozambique www.music-crossroads.net
Banda Marrove is a music band from Nampula, Mozambique, composed by Hamilton (percussions), Lito (guitar and voice) and Elcidio (acoustic guitar and voice) . The band has participated to Music Crossroads Mozambique music contests and it has been selected amongst the artists that participated to the 2014 Music Bridges edition in Mozambique.