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    Funaná is dancing. It is a song to dance, a song of dance, uprising and rhythm. It is also a song to contemplate, an intention to dance, an emotion that we inhabit through the movements of our bodies. Funaná is an energetic song, which carries at the same time the power and fragility of life. It is an awareness of the instant. Tomorrow will be difficult or beautiful, but for now we dance. We do not dance to forget or to have forgotten, we dance in fullness. We dance with everything, with everything that yesterday brought us of pain, torments, and uncertainties, but also of love, desire and joy. We dance integers, vibrants with each other. Dancing, we listen to the mystery, we feel all the poetry, we capture the essence.

    This is my homage. Hail all of those who came before me.

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Zulu maskandi music touchs Funana


Mario Lucio/Mario Lucio

Fica ta sabi nh’amor

Ma antes de homi pô pé na lua
Mi dja bu lebaba mi la, la, la la…

Fica ta sabi nh’amor
Ma antes Adón e Eva poda na rua
Dja nu desfrutaba de la, la, la la…

Fica ta sabi nh’amor
Ma antes d’homi odja mudjer nua
Bo fonte era na nha costela la, la la…

Fica ta sabi nhamor
Ma antes passarinho prende bua
Na bu bico nba conche strela, la, la, la…

Pamodi Artista
Si cabeça sta na pêtu
Si coraçon sta na món

Mario Lucio/Mario Lucio

Just so you know, my love
That even before man set foot on the moon
You’d already taken me there

Just so you know, my love
Before Eve and Adam were kicked out onto the street
We were already having fun there

Just so you know, my love
That before men saw women naked
Your spring was my rib

Just so you know, my love
That before birds learned to fly
I flew to heaven in your feathers

Because artists
Carry their head on their chest
And their heart in their hand


from Funanight, track released March 1, 2017
Mario Lucio: Vocals _ and guitars. Arrangements and Artistic Director
Featured Artsist: Judith Sephuma (South Africa)
Gi: Ferro
Recorded at Nas Nuvens studio, Txada Mato, Praia, Cabo Verde

Khola Phalatse: Bass
Sikhumbuzo Mbhele: Drums
Gabriel Stuurman: Keys
Zamo Mbutho: Backing Vocals
Sipho Sithole: Zulu vocals:
Recorded at Native Rhythms Studios, Johannesburg,
Drums recorded at Ian Osrin Studios
Sound Engineer: Bongani Sumbanhe
Local Producer: Sipho Sithole



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Mario Lucio Cape Verde

He is one of the most recognizable figures of Cape Verde’s cultural and music scene, both locally and internationally. Shout the name Mário Lúcio than pops up a musician, a singer-songwriter, and one of the country’s foremost and leading composers of all times Performances: As Cape Verde’s most sought-after performing artist, Mário Lúcio has perfromed in all the 5 Continents; ... more

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