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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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First recorded in 1984, the guitars line are the same in this record, with its rock spirit, now recreated by young musicians.



Flam Nandinha bu cama txoma areia
Flam Nandinha bu banco e Praça Estrela
Flam Nandinha bu poiso e na S. Bento
Flam Nadinha nta screbe nta fla mamae

Flam Nandinha fati dan cudado
Flam Nandinha bu screbe bu manda flani
Flam Nandinha bu paga passagi bu bai
Bu ba busca pai de fidjo bu bem traze Lisboa

Flam Nandinha forte dan cabaco
Flam Nandinha keli e so pan odja
Flam Nandinha midjor bu djobeba mi
Ma mi cu bo nu costuma mora djuntu

Flam Nandinha fati dan cabaco
Flam Nandinha Keli e so pam odja
Flam Nandinha bu sta moda ziguizagui
Cumpadre ziguizagui ora li ora la

Pam di Iaia, Pam de Iaia
Pam de Iaia bu tomam libison
Pam di Iaia bu tomam tudo cusa
Bu ratxam hmhm
Nta screbe nta fla mamae

Fla rapazes si nhos fladu nhos ca obi
Fla rapazes se nhos obi nhos ca ntende
Fla rapazes nhos pergunta pundi Pam de Iaia
Nhos fla Pam de Iaia pa da conta nhosis

Libertado 1 de Maio festa nhu San Flipe
Libertado 19 de Maio festa na Praia
Lebertado 24 de Junho Porto Novo
25 Nhu Santiago, Nha guente Pedra Badejo

Flam mocinhos na passar de Senhor do Mundo
Flam mocinhos ma mi ncume nca farta
Flam mocinhos ma mi n bebe nca basta
Palmanhan nta tingui ka tem cusa cubri

Pam de Iaia…

Tell me, Nandinha, your bed’s called the beach
Tell me, Nandinha, your chair is Praça Estrela
Tell me, Nandinha, your abode is in São Bento
Tell me, Nandinha, I’ll write it down and tell mom

You know, Nandinha, I’ve really been thinking
You know, Nandinha, you wrote to tell us
You know, Nandinha, you bought a ticket and went
You went to get your child’s father and brought him to Lisbon

Oh, Nandinha, what bad luck I’ve had with you
Tell me, Nandinha, this is just so I can see
Tell me, Nandinha, you should have come to get me
‘Cause you and me, we’ve lived together

Oh, Nandinha, what bad luck I’ve had with you
Tell me, Nandinha, this is just so I can see
You know, Nandinha, you’re like a spinning top
One moment here, the next moment there

Pam di Iaia, Pam de Iaia
Pam di Iaia you took away my gusto
Pam di Iaia you took away everything I had
You smacked my hmmhmm
I’m gonna write mom and tell her

Tell the guys if they’ve told you, you didn’t hear it
Tell the guys if you’ve heart it you didn’t understand
Tell the guys to ask where Pam di Iaia is
Tell Pam di Iaiá to say what you all’ve been up to

May 1st is off, for Saint Phillip’s Day
May 19th is off, for Praia’s festivities
June 24th is off, in Porto Novo
The 25th, Saint Santiago, oh, in Pedra Badejo

Oh, boys, at the Nossa Senhor de Mundo festivities
Oh, guys, I ate but I didn’t get full
Oh, guys, I drank but not enough
And when morning came I didn’t have anything to cover myself up with

Pam de Iaia…


from Funanight, track released March 1, 2017
Mario Lucio: Vocal. Artistic Director
Featured artist: Zeca Nha Reinalda: vocal
Gi: Ferro
Recorded at Nas Nuvens Studio, Txada Mato, Praia, Cabo Verde

Sori Araújo: Acoustic, electric and solo guitars
Dider Patrick Andrade: electric guitar
Recorded by Sori Araujo and Patrick Didier Andrade, at Praia, Cabo Verde
Rob Leonardo: Drums, recorded at XL Studio, Praia, Cabo Verde, by Rob Leonardo



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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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