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Muntu Valdo - Prince of Sawa Blues at Green Note

PostPosted: Sat Mar 22, 2014 3:45 pm
by Cricket Jam
After three years playing with Eko Roosevelt's band, Valdo formed his own group, the Muntu Band, later named Mulema (the heart), and began recording, and performing in concerts. In 2000, Corporation Francaise organized a national tour in which Valdo performed in 10 Cameroon cities. The same year, Cameroon sound engineer Gilbert Moodio played a recording of a Valdo concert to a French producer; after an audition, Valdo was encouraged to move to France.

On moving to Paris, Valdo lived in Belleville, associated with young musicians, and played in jam sessions and concerts in the bars of Rue Oberkampf and Place Chatelet, either solo or with his group. He also played with Manu Dibango, Alpha Blondy, Ali Farka Touré, Lokua Kanza, Cheick Tidianne Seck, Tony Allen, Rido Bayonne, Etienne Mbappe, Stephane & Lionel Belmondo and Richard Bona.

Valdo released his first album “Gods and Devils – Moiye Na Muititi”, in 2005. Following its release, he toured Africa, Europe and Asia, playing festivals and concert halls including the Queen Elizabeth Hall (London), New Morning (Paris), Womad (Carceres, Charlton Park and Singapore), the Théâtre de la Petite Reine (Tbilisi), The Sage (Newcastle), Festival Plein Sud & Festival Africolor (France), and Fespam (Republic of the Congo).

In 2008, Valdo moved to live and work in London, and in 2010, he was the support act for Ladysmith Black Mambazo's UK tour.

Join us at the Green Note for an intimate show with this soulful and amazing talent, as he takes us on a journey into the world of Sawa Blues.

Get advance tickets here http://www.wegottickets.com/event/264281#.UxSwQ_lDGgY

Re: Muntu Valdo - Prince of Sawa Blues at Green Note

PostPosted: Sun Mar 23, 2014 12:59 am
by Rob Hall
Hi CJ, much as I'm sure we're all interested to learn of this gig, the multiple notifications are unwelcome; one would suffice. It would be reassuring if you could come back and explain the multiple postings in some way that makes sense, rather than have us (OK, me) assume that it we've been on the receiving end of a spamming exercise.

Kind regards

Re: Muntu Valdo - Prince of Sawa Blues at Green Note

PostPosted: Mon Mar 24, 2014 6:59 am
by Cricket Jam
Hi Rob,

This is not a spamming exercise I just assumed, different groups have different audiences and I was just trying to reach out to as many audiences on the platform that I thought would appreciate learning about the gig. I realised now that this is not the case and will make sure in the future, to just make one post. Thanks for keeping me in the loop.. Hopefully see you at the gig. Thanks CJ

Re: Muntu Valdo - Prince of Sawa Blues at Green Note

PostPosted: Mon Mar 24, 2014 10:48 am
by Rob Hall
Thanks for the explanation, and good luck with the gig!