Muntu Valdo: 5 Circles Of Humanity

16 July 2012

For the last four years Muntu has been wowing audiences across the globe with his ingeniously creative manipulation of technology, innate musicality and generous sincerity.  He has toured all over the world, from Paris to Douala, Womad UK to Mexico, London Jazz Festival to Singapore and back.  He has played alongside some of the biggest names of African music new and old, such as Staff Benda Bilili, Ali Farka Toure, Keziah Jones, Tony Allen, Richard Bona and Manu Dibango, and has forged exciting new collaborations with the likes of cult folk visionary Alasdair Roberts and Damon Albarn’s Africa Express.

Muntu Valdo is a Sawa from the coast of Cameroon in West Africa.  Now based in London, he delivers his unique ‘Sawa Blues’ solo, with just guitar and harmonica and using live technology to underpin his powerful melodies – conjuring up multi-layered loops and mysterious sound textures thanks to a constantly expanding armada of pedals at his feet. 

5 Circles Of Humanity’ was written especially for the 2012 Olympic Games, and features Muntu with the Maria Fidelis School Gospel Choir.

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"5 Circles Of Humanity is pure spiritual uplift." -  - Metro



Muntu Valdo - 5 Circles Of Humanity

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