The Redeemed with support from Nifeco Costa
Saturday 3rd December
79-81 Cheapside, Digbeth
7.30pm entry £5
Join us for our end of year party with 2 great local bands.
The Redeemed create a consummate stage show of music, dance and movement – the word ‘band’ cannot come close to defining them. A Birmingham- based group, the majority of The Redeemed hail from the Democratic Republic of Congo and their music reflects their heritage and a broad range of influences, including Rumba, Sebene, Zouk, Jazz, Gospel and more.
The Redeemed were founded by Didier kisala, who united young musicians who were passionate about music. They decided to work together and have now developed into the group they are today. The Redeemed create something different, playing typical Congolese Gospel music fused with different styles.
They have performed in many variations for different events and venues, ranging from the full line up to smaller ensembles, creating a beautiful and soulful performance suited to smaller venues. They have performed at The Drum, delivering a three and a half hour performance to a predominantly Congolese audience. Members of the wider community were welcomed and felt honoured to participate in an evening of Congolese celebration. There was music, dance, an interpreter to introduce the songs, stunning costumes and stage show. The evening was a great success with dancing in the isles and the launch of their new CD Source de la Vie. They have also performed at MAC as part of the Celebrating Sanctuary Refugee Week Festival, and at Journeys Festival in Leicester in 2013 and the Platforma National Festival in Manchester.
The Redeemed perform with the highest artistic quality and create a musical and visual delight.
Nifeco is a Guine-Bissau/Portuguese musician who very early drank the traditional sounds of his homeland, which later led him to found the musical band “Mini Cobi” participating in 1987 at the Festival no Pintcha held in Bissau, where he stood out as a Revelation Artist. This resulted in the recording of some songs on the National Broadcasting Studio of Guine-Bissau (RDN). In 1993 Nifeco launched his first solo album, Saudadi, under the seal of Gravison publisher and in 1997 he participated in the 1st Gumbe Festival in Paris.
2007 –He recorded the Album “BKO Biak” in 2007 and is the author of two discographic works, recorded and launched in Lisbon.
He has participated in various festivals in Europe, Africa and USA, and made television appearances on RTP programs, TVI, SIC in Portugal. Since oving to the UK he has formed the band “Babock jazz”.