I love to create interesting and innovative stuff to do – like become a radio presenter and host world music shows. 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. I’m totally excited to share with RTR listeners awesome sounds like Mozambican marrabenta, Cape Verde morna and funana, Brazilian samba, Angolan kuduro and much more.
How did you become involved in the station?
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! I presented Global Rhythm Pot on Saturday mornings for over one year.
What is the best thing about being involved in the station?
The feeling of community. The outstanding RTRFM listeners enthusiastic for innovative, interesting and inspiring sounds. And, being on a mission to play fringe and innovative music made in a multitude of countries!
What is the strangest thing that has happened to you at RTRFM?
One of those late-night calls with a guy saying we was panting his house at 2.00 am and really enjoying the show in the company of his birds.
If you could present a show other than your own, which would it be and why?
Full Frequency! I love the beats and I’m addicted to contemporary dance music coming out of my city, Lisbon, its suburbs, projects & slums.
What do you do in real life?
I eat plants. And listen to weird music. Seriously, I’m the dad of an energetic happy chap, an annoying husband and a community development practitioner working with young people on leadership and volunteering projects.