Homo Sabis

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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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funaná of the 80's


Homo Sabis
Mario Lucio/Mario Lucio

Toro brabo ta pegadu na tchifre pa domesticado
Mi Nmeste marra coraçon
Pa Nca bai de cabeça un bez

Kem ke moro ta lebado igreja matriz pa ser baptizado
Mi Nmeste de Inquisiçon
Pa Nca bai de cabeça un bez

Rapara bem ma homi é kel animal
Ki ora ke gato també el e catchor
Ma e ta bai traz de tudo rabo saia ki parce

Rapara inda ma homi é único ser
Ki ta trabadja detado
Ma e ta bai traz de tudo rabo saia ki parce

To tame a wild bull, you take it by the horns
Me, I need to rein in my heart
To keep from just saying “to hell with it”

Heathens are taken to church to be baptized
Me, I need an inquisition
To keep from just saying “to hell with it”

If you think about it, men are those animals
That are dogs when they purr
But they go after every tail they see

And if you think even more, men are the only beings
Who work lying down
But who go after every tail they see


from Funanight, track released March 1, 2017
Mario Lucio: Vocals _and guitars. Arrangements and Artistic Director
Gi: Ferro
Recorded at Nas Nuvens, Txada Mato, Praia, Cabo Verde
Adão Brito: Bass:
Jorge Pimpas: Drums:
Recorded at XL Studio, Praia,
Sound engineer: Rob Leonardo

Miguel Nuñez: Arrangements for sax and trompet
German Velazco: sax and flute
Molote: Trompete
Recorded at Estúdio dBega, Havana, Cuba
Sound Engineer: Carlos dBega
Rafael Meninão: acordeon
Recorded at Plaza Studio, Rio de Janeiro
Sound engineer: Alex Moreira



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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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