Portuguese born Venilio Evangelista Pan's music has the grungy urban sound of London, the edge of the Portuguese Hip-Hop scene and the rolling beats popular in Angola and Guinea Bissau.
Our Vinnie is a man of many cultures and his debut album Malkradessa is a mirror of his colourful cultural path. The songs, written in Portuguese, English and Bissau Guinean Creole are straight speaking and filled with a dry sense of humour. His single "Estrilio" has been aired recently in Portugal, Mozambique and Angola. Venilio and his live band will perform songs from Malkradessa and his upcoming album Stigma.
Offbeat and unusual - SONGLINES magazine
released 03 October 2011
Produced by Fabrice Quentin