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Muntu Valdo

Muntu-Valdo-largeMuntu Valdo - progenitor of the amazing Sawa blues. “Pure spiritual uplift” – Metro “Music to banish sadness” – The Times
Muntu Valdo’s music is rooted in the blues, mixing African traditions with striking modernity and technical mastery. He’s played with some of the great names of African music including Ali Farka Touré, Manu Dibango and Ladysmith Black Mambazo, and returns tonight with a mesmerising solo set mixing intricate African guitar lines with loops and samples to create sun-kissed groove heavy Sawa Blues.
Muntu Valdo belongs to the Sawa community who populate the length of Cameroon’s coastline along the Gulf of Guinea. It was at the age of 8yrs old, sat under a huge mango tree in the ‘Cité Verte’ of Yaoundé that Muntu played his first notes on an old, three-stringed guitar made of plasterboard and fishing wire.
With his latest album “The One & The Many”, Muntu wills us to stand up and unleash the power of the many inside each and every one of us.
Good music travels fast…keep up!
Muntu Valdo has performed for Celebrating Sanctuary on a number of occasions at MAC and Ort Cafe.
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