Percussionist and band manager (kaumaakonga)
Masamp Crew is more than just one of the Vanuatu's Top Emerging Reggae Band of all Times. "MAS.AMP" Stands for Massive-amps and also Producing songs and performing music. Masamps is made up of unemployed youths from Ambrym, Malekula, Pentecost & Erromango. It is a Product of "Wan Smol Bag Yut Senta". Masamp is a local band made up of unemployed friends nurtured in the same neighborhood whose themes are positive, progressive and nationwide relevant. Masamp Crew is Devoted to the excellence of Reggae by combining Jamaican Ragga,Reggae, Blues,Classical Roots music.
Michael plays the keyboard and turn table for Kaumaakonga Music (Solomon Islands).
SIMANGAVOLE perform the traditional yet powerful Maloya rhythm, the music of the slaves of Réunion island, a French territory located in the Indian Ocean between Mauritius and Madagascar. Maloya is usually sung in Réunion Creole, traditionally with a purely percussion accompaniment. Maloya can be compared to the American music of the blues, often lyrically reflective speaking of the woes of life, slavery and poverty and is similar in its chant-response structure. Maloya also has links to Sega, the folk music of the Mascarene Islands which comprise Mauritus, Rodrigues, Seychelles and Réunion. Maloya was banned until the sixties because of its strong
Design student at Maputo University, he joined the three-weeks photo and video training, led by Cristina Panicali in Bilene and Maputo, and together with the Music Bridges Mozambique Media Team, he collaborated to the production of photo and video documentation of the event.
Banda Mondlozi is a music band from Xai Xai, Mozambique, composed by Tiger (Guitar, bass and vocals), JV Mokalima (guitar and bass), Pai (drums and bass), Arao (keyboard) and Maho Donio . The band has has been selected amongst the artists that participated to the 2014 Music Bridges edition in Mozambique.
Music Bridges Mozambique Media Team is formed by media students and professionals from Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Malawi, Vanuatu and Italy. The team has been trained on photo and video techniques and it has covered the Music Bridges event in Mozambique producing photo galleries, slideshows and short videos to promote the artists. The team: Cristina Panicali – photographer from Italy, trainer Sarah Doyle –Vanuatu Marilia Pessane - Mozambique Yolanda Fugao - Mozambique Luis Joao Sozinho – Mozambique Miguel Rodrigues – Mozambique Elizabeth Karonde – Malawi Precious Musarurwa - Zimbabwe
O Festival Internacional Crossroads teve o seu início em 1996. E desde então, o programa tem registado um crescente desenvolvimento, tendo alcançado, até o presente, à mais de 4500 jovens músicos e uma audiência combinada de mais de 75000 pessoas por ano, nos cinco países. Music Crossroads, é um festival realizado de forma rotativa, que tem como objectivo principal o empoderamento de jovens através da música e tem como alvo principal, jovens dos 15 aos 25 anos.
Music Crossroads is youth empowerment programme throughout music and it was introduced into Mozambique in 1996. Starting with a single festival in the city of Maputo, it has grown to include numerous festivals all over Mozambique from south to north, with representatives stationed in each region. Since 2007, Music Crossroads Mozambique has become a member-based association recognized by the Mozambican Ministry of Justice; its founding members largely consisting of former participants of the festivals, and with a current membership made up of young Mozambican musicians and music lovers from across the entire country. MCMOZ’s main goal is to stimulate and