I love to create interesting and innovative stuff to do – like become a radio presenter and co-ordinator of Lusophone Beats. In Portugal, I was the guy in my circle of friends listening to the weird and alternative radio stations like XFM, Radar and Oxigénio. Born in the cosmopolitan Lisboa and raised in Amadora, the most African Portuguese city, early I got into touch with the highly contagious rhythmic sounds. Right now, I’m totally excited to be sharing with you awesome sounds like Mozambican marrabenta, Cape Verde morna, Brazilian samba, Angolan kuduro and much more.
After being a RTRFM listener for a couple of months, I saw one day the “submit a new program” info and, immediately, felt that it was the right time to share with Australian listeners my Lusophone (Portuguese-speaking countries) music passion. I applied with the Lusophone Beats show idea and got a phone call the next month!
The feeling of community, the outstanding RTRFM listeners enthusiastic for innovative, interesting and inspiring sounds, being on a mission to play fringe and innovative music made in Lusophone countries!
Nothing really strange happened so far, but I’m sure pretty soon I will have some interesting stories to tell.
Global Rhythm Pot and Saturday Jazz are just two of my faves, but I would like to try Black and Blues.
I’m the dad of an energetic happy chap and a community development practitioner working with Indigenous Australians and Culturally and Linguistic Diverse Communities. In the meantime, I still find the time to write new radio programs proposals like Lusophone Beats where my alter ego can now play some cool music for RTRFM listeners!