Bandé-Gamboa is an All-Star band created to reinterpret extremely rare or unreleased tracks from Guinea-Bissau and Cabo Verde.
A project explicitly dedicated to the living memory of Amílcar Cabral, the intellectual force and strategist behind the independence of both countries, whose dream was to have them forever united.
The project was created by Executive Producer/DJ/Digger Francisco “Fininho” Sousa with the aim of bringing to light musical compositions that either never had success despite their potential, or were never released at all. The band comprises of only outstanding musicians from both Guinea-Bissau and Cabo Verde, mixing older and younger generations. The tracks from Cabo Verde focus mainly on stretching the possibilities of musical languages within Funaná, and the tracks from Guiné-Bissau are a modern take on traditional rhythm Gumbé, rarely seen in stages worldwide.
The album “Horizonte - Revamping Rare Gems From Guinea-Bissau and Cabo Verde” is in-between a compilation and a band recording, joining the knowledge of decade-long research on the music of both countries with the best talent and creativity from world-class musicians.
Main Vocals (alternating): Micas Cabral, Débora Paris, Iragrett Tavares
Backing Vocals (alternating): Débora Paris, Iragrett Tavares
Music Direction / Bass: Juvenal Cabral
Electric Guitar: Ivan Gomes
Drums: Cau Paris
Percussion: Ernesto da Silva
Keyboard: Calú Ferreira