Mário Rui Silva Live at Giant Steps! - Muxima


One of the most celebrated Angolan songs Muxima was originally written and performed by Mário Rui Silva's mentor Liceu Vieira Dias who was the leader of the first Angolan traditional band Ngola Ritmos. Recorded live on Sunday 12th September 2021 at Giant Steps Live! in London.

Mário Rui Silva: Guitar / Vocal
Mário Garnacho: Keys
Nelson Olievera: Bass
Tello Morgado: Percussions
Elias Kakomanolis: Drums

DOP: Jan Vaceanu Staicov
Camera: Silvia Gin and Magdalena Plugowska
Edit: Magdalena Plugowska
Recording: Emanuele "Manny" Giovagnoli
Mix: Pilo Adami

Angolan guitarist, singer, and songwriter, Mário Rui Silva is now finally getting the recognition he deserves. Whether on mesmerising acoustic ballads or hypnotic groove-led tracks, Mário Rui Silva's music has a beguiling, melancholy quality, woven into the dynamics of his deft guitar playing.

A selection from Mário’s three 1980s albums, Sung’Ali (1982), Tunapenda Afrika (1985) and Koizas dum Outru Tempu (1988) have been compiled as a 2xLP release by Time Capsule and released in June 2021. This release provided a snapshot of one man’s journey to the core of his nation’s music, charged with the search for a culture uprooted by colonialism. Praised by both international DJs and taste makers alike, the first press of the double LP was quickly sold out after a couple of weeks.

For this UK tour, he was accompanied by the original members of the 80s' recordings in Angola, Mário Garnacho on keys and Nelson Oliveira on bass. He was also welcomed by one of his students and a master Angolan percussionist based in London Tello Morgado (2000 Black / Jocelyn Brown) and fellow London based drummer Elias Kakomanolis (Carmen Souza) from Mozambique.

Listen to the compilation Stories From Another Time 1982-1988: https://timecapsule.lnk.to/MarioRuiSilva