Below is a Preview of ‘DINO MIRANDA – LOVE ON THE MOUNTAIN’. You can catch the full-length song Playlist right here on African Crest Radio. Lets Support local Music , enjoy!
Who is DINO MIRANDA?
Singer, Guitarist, Composer, Arranger, Producer and CEO of Miramundo Produções, an indie Record Label in Mozambique
More than a decade ago Dino Miranda performed with his rock band around Maputo, Mozambique. Then he joined Asaga with Mozambican music legend, singer and composer Chico Antonio as a guitarist in late 1997.
Dino decided to study music, first at the Fuba School of Music in Johannesburg and subsequently Jazz Studies at the University of Cape Town’s renowned College of Music from 2001 to 2004. While still at university, Dino embarked on a solo project and took to the stages around the Cape town, playing at the ObzFest in 2004 and 2006, the Penguin Festival in 2006, the Cape Town Jazzathon Festival, Verão Amarelo Festival in Maputo and the whisky whale jazz festival at Plettenberg Bay in
2007, the Suidoosterfees TrueLove Jazz Lounge and The Cape Town international Jazz Festival with the Bongani Sotshononda Project 2008
• 2009 he scooped the MMA (Mozambican Music Awards), in the category of Melhor Afro-Jazz (Best Afro-Jazz) as well as the award for best new artist at the Ngoma Moçambique awards with the song “Mae Africa” from his album “Moya Wa Kaya”. The album“Moya Wa Kaya” (winds from home),was Launched at the end of 2008 in South Africa and Mozambique.
• 2017 he Won the 2nd place at the International songwriting competition 2016 in the USA/World music category
Dino has contributed to a number of outstanding tracks like Jeff Maluleke’s “Teka’’ and Max Vidima’s “Mai va rossi’’ which he co-wrote.
He also showcases his Vocal and guitar skills on:
• Chris Hinze – Africa Impressions Omuafrica
• Stewart Sukuma’s “Mahuta”,
• Gcobani’s “No taxi”
• Pj Mussngo feat:Dino Miranda’’kalumba’’
• Grant McLachlan for the music of the TV series “Meet the Jackals’’ – providing both vocals and guitar.
Dino has travelled to Dubai as the guitarist and backing vocalist of the Cuba Groove Band in 2002 and toured throughout South Africa as a guitarist, backing reggae artists Peter Spencer, Starkey Banton, Prince Malachi and Dawit Menalik Tafari on their return to Africa Tour in 2006.
Dino also collaborated in the world premiere of “War Chorale”, performed late September 2009 at the Pan African Space Station Festival (www.panafricanspacestation.org.za) at St
George’s Cathedral in Cape Town under the direction of South African composer and guitarist Bheki Khoza and performed at the Miri International Jazz Festival (MIJF) (with Jeff Maluleke) in Sarawak, Malaysia http://www.mirijazzfestival.com
2014 – Released the EP ”Baby eu te quero’’
2015 – Performed at the Awesome Africa festival collab with Napalma and shared the stage with Salif Keita
2015 & 2016 – Performed at the Strab festival
2013/15/16 – Finalist for Ngoma Moçambique Award
2016 to 2017 – Performed over New Years Eve at the Victoria Falls Carnival in Zimbabwe; a collaboration with Napalma
2017: About to release a new album with special guests: Jimmy Dludlu,Teba shumba,Stewart sukuma and Choppa and has once again been nominated for a Ngoma Moçambique Award.
He is also organises and promotes a series of live music shows on Fridays at Mundos in Matola with his Indie label Miramundo Produções (Miramundo Productions), showcasing some Mozambique’s best artist from over Mozambique and elsewhere to perform. Mundos is one of the most popular, live music venues in Matola city currently.
For bookings for shows: