Wazimbo: music from Mozambique – tonight at the Lula

A rare chance to hear some music from Mozambique tonight at the Lula Lounge.

Wazimbo (Humberto Carlos Benfica)’s musical career in Mozambique goes back almost 50 years, and he’s now one of the most famous singers of the marrabenta style. This is his first trip to Canada.

Tonight, he’ll be backed by some top local musicians (Tich Maredza, Larry Lewis, Ruben Esguerra — all from the Tich Maredza Band — plus Gordin Mapika and Sam Petit).

Wazimbo was interviewed last Sunday by Nadine McNulty on Karibuni (CIUT). That program is still online for a few more days. (Link is below). Wazimbo comes on at about 1:20. (The rest of the show focuses on International Women’s Day from an African music perspective).

Listen to the program here.


Tickets are only $15 at the door. Show starts at 9pm, 1585 Dundas West. A Batuki Music Society show.

Below, “Nwahulwana”, his song which was used in the soundtrack of the Jack Nicholson film, The Pledge: