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Michel Pinheiro – Agoh

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Past Posts about Michel Pinheiro:

  • Chop Our Music – 2 year Anniversary Super Release! January 1, 2011   Hard to believe, but it was just over 2 years ago that our first release, Akwaaba wo Africa, came out worldwide. What a journey it’s been since then! 2 dozen releases spanning the gamut from Nigerian highlife to Gambian griot kora, Angolan kuduro to Benin salsa… We’ve had the pleasure of collaborating with artists from ...
  • Mundiando: new podcast feat Michel Pinheiro January 9, 2010 As always, Marcos Sacchi takes us all over the world, download the latest episode of his Mundiando podcast while it lasts!! And check out the full tracklist on his site as well.
  • Listen to Michel Pinheiro’s Agoh November 13, 2009
  • Michel Pinheiro – Tu Regretteras video September 20, 2009
  • 05/12 WW: Michel Pinheiro – Agoh May 28, 2009 Michel recorded Atchêgbê between Cotonou, Benin, and Paris, France. Too often, African artists cannot afford to hire a full ensemble of musicians, but on Agoh, you can hear right away that Michel is well surrounded. He’s worked as trombone player for many African musicians, lately Tiken Jah Fakoly, and has strong connections with talented African ...
  • Michel Pinheiro – Atchêgbê May 27, 2009
  • 12/13 LA: KPFK strikes again! December 14, 2008 Nnamdi Moweta invited Akwaaba founder Benjamin Lebrave to his show, Afrodicia, Saturday December 13 from 2 to 4pm. Nnamdi plays a lot of party music from all over the gulf of Guinea, soukous, highlife, afrobeat, hiplife, coupé décalé… Akwaaba fits right in, check it out!
  • Michel Pinheiro – Atchegbe August 20, 2008 Atchegbe is a Yoruba word which means doing something without consequences, as in “I’m going to rip off this guy, it’s atchegbe” – it’ll have no consequence. It’s used anytime someone makes a dubious profit. The song, which is not sang in Yoruba but in Fon, takes a shot at corruption, a rampant problem in ...
  • 07/10-19: ¡Akwaaba en Colombia! July 20, 2008 The Charlee is a boutique hotel coming to Medellín’s Parque Lleras. They invited BBRAVE to DJ their launch event on the hotel’s site. Although the name of the city alone still evokes cartels and violence to many, Medellín and Colombia in general have been on the rise. It’s much safer and prosperous, the FARC are ...
  • About Michel Pinheiro July 9, 2008 Michel was born in southern Bénin, where he started singing at a very early age. After playing the guitar for local bands, he got his first break when he met Mamadou Doumbia during a trip to Côte d’Ivoire. There he learned to play the trombone and started playing for many local musicians. Today he plays ...

 

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