Arcenio & Anichka” (Mozambique/Bulgaria) 2018

Arcenio De Almeida is an author, composer and musician from Quelimane, Mozambique. He started performing only at the age of 9 with one of the country’s most influential groups of the time, “1 de Maio”, and pursued his musical career with the band “Saldicos” (an emblematic group of traditional music in the Zambezi region), to become a recognized artist in Mozambique. After a move to France he autoproduced his first solo album ” Djay ”, then formed his own band who met a great success in large concert halls and festivals playing alongside the big names of the international scene – Manu Dibango, Salif Keita and many more. Actually he is involved in a musical project with Bulgarian singer and composer Anichka Banichka, mixing for the first time traditional melodies and rhythms from Mozambique and Bulgaria onto catchy funky grooves – a unique encounter of Africa and Europe and a musical journey that brings the light of the rising sun.