>celi dan ze poslusam skupino cacique ’97 in njihov istoimenski album (rapidshare). portugalski afrobeat z nigerijskim pridihom pevca. ta ritem, z mocnim povdarkom na pihalni sekciji in ornk bas linijo, me se najbolj spomne na portugalsko in mojih skoraj pet let tam. (zgodovina na hitro: julija ’04 sla v coimbro za eno leto, preko EVS programa. ostala do konca junija ’05, sla v slovenijo. konec novembra ’05 sem se preselila nazaj v coimbro, ostala tam do enkrat januarja ’06. se preselila v lizbono. aprila ’06 zacela pisat blog. ostalo je v arhivih.)
z njihove uradne strani: “Lisbon has always been a stage for the meeting of several cultures, mostly due to the past of the city as the capital of a colonial empire in Africa and Latin America.
Nowadays it is a huge pot of creativity which attracts artists from all over the World and it is a privileged space where musicians find each other, share ideas and mix rhythms. It is from this mixture that, in 2005, afro beat collective Cacique..97 is born. With musicians with Mozambican and Portuguese origins, this collective incorporates members from groups such as Cool Hipnoise, Philharmonic Weed and The Most Wanted, well known projects in the areas of funk, reggae and the afro sound.
The passion for the music of Fela Kuti and Tony Allen has united these musicians for the pursuance of a common goal: to create a collective that mirrored the Lisbon mixture, by crossing the characteristic urban Nigerian rhythm which is afro beat, with the musical tradition of the African Portuguese speaking countries and of Brazil, whom has always been very present in the Portuguese capital.
Cacique..97 intend to give birth to a global soundtrack of the new times without losing the activist approach and the promotion of social awareness so fond to afro beat.”