«Mozambique is a country blessed with a kaleidoscopic diversity of cultures, regional mannerisms and musical styles, none more immediate and exciting than marrabenta, the “city” sound of Maputo, the capital. Genuinely popular dance form, or decadent backdrop for an underworld of pimps, bars and prostitutes… define it as you will, the percussive rhythms, sensuous vocals and languid horns of marrabenta are thrilling and uplifting, earthier than Zairean soukous and subtler than South African jive.
Orchestra Marrabenta Star De Moçambique are one of the leading exponents of the genre and masters of all the essential ingredients that combine to make marrabenta such a tasty proposition: conscious lyrics, pulsating dance rhythms, hard-edged riffs and a wild sense of fun. Piquenique captures them in sizzling form, ready to mesmerise, energize, elevate and educate all comers in a magical marrabenta style!» (From the liner notes)
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