Presenting: Lusophone Beats
From a very early age I was exposed to music. My father created one of the best Fado houses in Lisbon – O Timpanas – and I often went to see singers performing there. Later he had a program at a radio station in Beira in Mozambique where we lived for a while. At home we used to listen to all type of music from classic, French, Brazilian, Spanish and Portuguese of course. Music has been always a source of solace in my life.
How did you become involved in the station?
A post on a Facebook group page asking for volunteers to do a Portuguese music program.
If stuck on Mars, what five albums could you not go without?
Thanks to memory sticks we won’t be limited to 5 albums but these would be on my top list:
- Pink Floyd – Dark Side of the Moon
- Mariza – Fado em Mim
- Supertramp – Crime of the Century
- Vaya con Dios – Night Owls
- La douceur de Cap Verde – Collection
What is the best thing about being involved in the station?
Feeling involved in the community and being challenged with things I’ve never done and acquiring new skills. Also fighting my fear of public speaking!
What is the strangest thing that has happened to you at RTRFM?
Meeting RTRFM legend Colin Bridges, host from the show that follows Lusophone Beats. Very welcoming!
If you could present a show other than your own, which would it be and why?
I would do a show just with positive and empowering stories. I think it’s needed to balance so much negativity that surrounds us.
What do you do in real life?
I have a business that does procurement and trading.