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Friday 18 February 2022

Solid Silva

Some mellow 1980s pop from Angola to round off the week, courtesy of Mário Rui Silva. 

If his name sounds familiar it may because I included a track of his in a post a couple of years ago containing highlights of  "Angola Saudade 60-70", a box set I acquired on a visit to Aviero (I believe stalwart reader George knows the shop). 

Or it could be because you have already picked up your copy of  "Stories From Another Time 1982-1988", a compilation of his 1980s work released last year on Time Capsule Records. If you haven't then you might want to head over to Bandcamp and do so now.

Today's selections both come from "Stories From Another Time". Take it away, Mário, but gently.

"Kazum-Zum-Zum" - Mário Rui Silva

"Mgeni" - Mário Rui Silva

Here's a clip of Mário live in London last year. Unfortunately I did not know at the time that this gig was taking place otherwise I would have been down there like a shot. Maybe next time.


  1. It's one of my favourite places in the country, Aveiro. And not just because of the record shop you mention.
    The splendid track Kazum zum zum has a very hypnotic rhythm

  2. THey think very highly of you too. Wherever I went the moment they heard my accent I was asked "Você sabe Jorge? Do famoso coelho de Jim McLean?"

  3. You did a good sales job there - I just bought the CD. I'm unfeasibly excited about listening to the album