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Tuesday 20 July 2021

Do You Know The Way To São Tomé?

Something a bit special for you today, folks. Some vintage pop tunes from São Tomé and Principe.

Being the sophisticated bunch you are, you don't need me to tell you that the beautiful island nation of São Tomé and Principe can be found off the west coast of Africa (opposite Gabon to be precise) or that it was formerly a Portuguese colony.

What you may not know is that it is home to some fantastic music. To be fair, I did not know that either until I listened to "Léve-Léve", a brilliant compilation of music made in the islands during the 1970s and 1980s. The album was released last year by Bongo Joe records and is available on Bandcamp etc.

"Tólá Muandgi" - Sum Alvarinho

"Zimbabwe" - Africa Negra

"Cladênço Padê Cluço" - Tiny Das Neves 


  1. That's quite easily the worsty bloody video you've ever posted. Jesus wept.

  2. You're exaggerating. I'm not sure it is even the worst video featuring singing brothers this year - have you forgotten Brodyr Gregory already?

  3. I must be doing something right as I am not getting this form of abuse or any other comments from George!

    1. I fear he may have peaked too soon. What I have planned for tomorrow is much more deserving of his scorn than this