Sat 11 Sep
Mário Rui Silva
Presented by Time Capsule
About this event
Faith In Strangers are hosting a rare and unique performance… Time Capsule: presents Mário Rui Silva.
Mário Rui Silva brings back his songs from the 80s with a full band for a 2 date tour of the UK. Saturday 11th September at Faith In Strangers in Margate, and Sunday 12th at Giant Steps (sister venue of Hackney’s Brilliant Corners).
Angolan guitarist, singer songwriter, researcher and intellectual Mário Rui Silva didn’t receive the recognition he deserved until recently. Whether on mesmerising acoustic ballads or hypnotic groove-led tracks, Mário Rui Silva’s music has a beguiling, melancholy quality, woven into the dynamics of his deft guitar playing. What might sound like the intonations of Brazilian influence are what Mário attributes to the “African rhythms taken by the slaves [which] gave rise to other musical cultures” around the globe. Instead, this music emerged from a collective instinct to assert a cosmopolitan Angolan identity free from the patronising falsehoods of Lusotropicalism.
“There was a need within me to contribute in doing new things,” Mário describes. “In the sense of solidifying the music of Angola that was the result of the meeting of two cultures, and wanting to value the Angolan part whenever possible.”
A selection from Mário’s three 1980s albums, Sung’Ali (1982), Tunapenda Afrika (1985) and Koizas dum Outru Tempu (1988) have been compiled as a 2xLP release by Time Capsule and released in June 2021. It provides a snapshot of one man’s journey to the core of his nation’s music, charged with the search for a culture uprooted by colonialism. Praised by bth global DJs and taste makers alike, the first press of the double LP was quickly sold out after a couple of weeks.
Mário dedicated his life to Angolan popular music. His fifty-year career has seen him live between Angola and Europe, rub shoulders with Cameroonian musicians Francis Bebey and Ewanjé, record the seminal album Angola ’72 with fellow Angolan musician Bonga, and draw influence from Brazilian guitarist Baden Powell.
He will be accompanied by his long-time collaborators from Angola Mário Garnacho (who played the keyboards on the 1st single of the compilation “Kazum-zum-zum” and Nelson Oliveira on bass. He’ll also welcome one his students and a master Angolan percussionist based in London Tello Morgado (2000 Black / Jocelyn Brown) and another London based drummer Elias Kakomanolis (Carmen Souza) from Mozambique.
Mário Rui Silva (Gt/Vo)
Mário Garnacho (Key)
Nelson Oliveira (Bass)
Elias Kakomanolis (Drums)
Tello Morgado (Perc)
Listen to the compilation “Stories From Another Time 1982 – 1988“https://timecapsule.lnk.to/MarioRuiSilva
- 5:00 PM
- Doors open
- 7:24 PM
- Mário Rui Silva live band sunset
- 9:00 PM
- Kay Suzuki
How to attend
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