Saturday, July 16, 2016
King of Funaná: Zeca Di Nha Reinalda, João Cirilio and Blick Tchutchy with "Tchon Di Massa Pé"
Today's random tune is Tchon Di Massa Pé by Zeca Di Nha Reinalda, João Cirilio and Blick Tchutchy. Zeca Di Nha Reinalda, born Emmanuel Dias Fernandes, is a Cape Verdean who started his solo career in 1995 and specializes in a type of Cape Verdean music called funaná - he is known as the King of Funaná - which is considered the most upbeat music genre in Cape Verde with rhythms provided by the ferrinho, the saw and the güiro. I couldn't find any information on João Cirilio but assume he is also Cape Verdean, and Blick Tchutchy is a Cape Verdean musician currently living in France. You can find Tchon Di Massa Pé on the compilation album Putumayo Presents: Cape Verde (1999).