CelesteMariposa profile image


Lisboa, Portugal

CelesteMariposa is an unconventional performance built from old Lusophone African pearls inspired on African “Bailes” that joins grooves from all the five african ex-portuguese colonies (Angola, Cape Verde, Guiné-Bissau, Mozambique and S. Tomé and Príncipe). Most of the records are almost unheard of in western culture, but naturally found within Lisbon´s deep African connections.

As in the western world almost exclusive attention is payed to Anglo-Saxon music, the AfroBaile is a rare celebration of Groove from its cradle: A voyage through time from the bases of instrumental funaná to the rough Angolan Merengue besides Semba, Gumbé from Guiné-Bissau, Socopé from São Tomé e Principe and Mozambican Marrabenta.