Mû Mbana multifaceted artist, singer, poet and composer.
Shades and flavors of Africa germinated around the world.
Born on the island of Bolama, Guinea-Bissau, grew up influenced by the music of his immediate surroundings, especially the female voices and religious music of the Brame (Mancanha) and Bidjugu peoples.
Multi-instrumentalist, songwriter and poet. The maturity of his music and the ins- truments that accompany it are as a material reflection of his soul of musician and artist.
His vast and eclectic curriculum includes 10 albums already published and many stages of Europe, Africa and America.
He has collaborated with many musicians and projects like Selva de Mar, La Locomotora Negra, the great Manu Dibango, Simão Felix, Rosa Zaragoza, Lula Pena, Jurandir Santana or Fabiana Cozza.
Currently, horseback between Bissáu and Barcelona, alternating his solo work with paralel projects like, Nua Trio, with bassist Javier Colina and Jesus Mañeru, Mû & Sasha with Israeli cellist Sasha Agranov, “Mornas Ku Nghuni Nghunidúras” tribute to Guinean authors and the big band Colectivo BDB.
Mû alone with the simbi…
A voice, a breath, an essence, a voice that transports us to another place, profound…
where all is softer, sense, calm and magical. A universe with its own time, a time that the listener should respect if they wants to find something new and vital, that will last.
MÛ MBANA | voice, simbi
MÛ & SASHA
Two complementary figures, designed to meet and understand each other, that display a gentle, sensual and enveloping sound universe, in which the voice and strings, intuitively and fluidly, take and give themselves the leading role to transport us to a world that don’t know limits, to bring us back to a world that labels and classifications made us forget.
MÛ MBANA | voice and guitar
SASHA AGRANOV | cello
MORNAS KU NGHUNI NGHUNIDÚRAS
Mû Mbana allied with Cristobal Montesdeoca offer their particular (re) vision of those songs that have accompanied him throughout his life, a tribute to his maestros…
MÛ MBANA | voice
CRISTOBAL MONTESDEOCA | piano
COLECTIVO BDB – BIG BAND
Winds, metals, woods, ropes, leathers and voice are the colours brought by the Colectivo BDB, who will perform classics and original pieces from the Afro-American tradition, in an atmosphere of cum- bia, candombe, samba or afrobeat, making use of jazz and improvisation resources to squeeze the vernacular in more depth.
MÛ MBANA | voice and direction