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KapaDech (Mozambique)  
Kapa Dech

KAPA DECH is a band formed by eight youngsters of 22 to 26 yeas old. The Group was formed in April 96 and its members come from several Maputo bands.

After one year of existence the group conquered a relevant place in the Mozambican musical arena due to its original lyrics and rhythm (a fusion of modern and traditional rhythm) and also for having participated in several concerts of awareness etc.

Instrumentation:
band, vocals
Genre: reggae, African








The most rewarding moment of the group was the "Music Crossroads" Fesival Prize locally, and then within the Southern African Region. This award launched the opportunity for Kapa Dech to tour around Sweden where they performed on the same stage as Vusi Malhasela, Louis Mahlanga and many others in the "Fasching Jazz Club".

In October 1998, kapa Dech participated in the World Music Festival "Verde in Norway", along with some of the greatest African Music artists and had a week tour in Norway.

In January 1998 the group recorded its first album in Paris, France in Music Age Studio edited by LUSAFRICA and the CD was released on 25th May on an MCM tv show "LIVE AFRICA" in "DIVAN DU MONDE".

At the moment the band is promoting "KATCHUME" (TEN TIMES MORE), its first album which has already sold more than 10 000 copies in Mozambique, giving the album the silver status.

THE BAND COMPRISES:

JAIME JOEL JAIME - BASS GUITAR

ROBERTO ISAIAS - VOCALS

ANTONIO ALMAO SALOMAO JANGO - VOCALS

RUFUS MACULUBE - KEYBOARDS

JOSE PIRES - KEYBOARDS

ALMEIDA GOCA - DRUMS

ROGERIO NHAVANE - PERCUSSION

ANTONIO FIRMO - LEAD GUITAR


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