DINO MIRANDA

Singer, Guitarist, Composer, Arranger, Producer, and CEO of

Miramundo Producoes indie Record Label in Mozambique.

Dino Miranda

More than a decade  Dino Miranda performed with his rock

band around Maputo, Mozambique. Then he joined Asaga with Mozambican music legend, singer and

composer Chico Antonio in the late 1997.

 Dino decided to study music, first at the Fuba School of Music in Johannesburg and subsequently jazz studies at the University of Cape Town’s,renowned College of Music between 2001 and 2004. While still at university, Dino embarked on a solo project and

took to the stages around the Cape town, playing at ObzFest in

2004 and 2006, the Penguin Festival in 2006, the Cape Town

Jazzathon Festival and the Verão Amarelo Festival in Maputo in

2007 and the Suidoosterfees TrueLove Jazz Lounge in 2008 also The Jazz Festival with the Bongani Sotshononda Project

-2009 he scooped the  MMA

(Mozambican Music Awards),category of Melhor Afro-jazz(Best afro-jazz) also the award for best new artist at the Ngoma Mocambique awards

 for his début album “Moya Wa

Kaya”.

The album“Moya Wa Kaya” (winds from home),was Launched at  the end of 2008 in South Africa and Mozambique and also got alot of air pay in Portugal with Rtp International.

Besides having his own solo project, Dino has collaborated with

 artists such as Max Vidima, Jeff Maluleke, Chris

Hinze and another great Mozambican singer and composer,

Stewart Sukuma.

He has shared a stage with numerous bands, amongst them

Mozambican-Brazilian outfit Napalma, Jimmy Dludlu, Joburgbased

Dub-Quartet 340ml, The Rudimentals, Freshlyground,

Rodriguez, Loading Zone, and Teba.

Dino has contributed to a number of outstanding tracks like Jeff

Maluleke’s “Teka’’ and Max Vidima’s “Mai va rossi’’ which he

co-wrote.

He also showcases his impressive guitar skills on Stewart

Sukuma’s “Mahuta”, Gcobani’s latest album “No taxi” and fuses

traditional Mozambican and contemporary music in a

collaboration with Grant McLachlan for the music of the TV

series “Meet the Jackals’’ – providing both vocals and guitar.

Dino has travelled to Dubai as the guitarist and backing vocalist

of the Cuba Groove Band in 2002 and toured throughout South

Africa backing reggae artists Peter Spencer, Starkey Banton,

Prince Malachi and Dawit Menalik Tafari on their Return to

Africa Tour in 2006.

Dino also collaborated in the world premiere of “War Chorale”,

performed late September 2009 at the Pan African Space

Station Festival (www.panafricanspacestation.org.za) at St

George’s Cathedral in Cape Town under the direction of South

African composer and guitarist Bheki Khoza. Miri International Jazz Festival (MIJF) (with Jeff Maluleke),

Sarawak, Malaysia http://www.mirijazzfestival.com

2014-Reeased the E.p”Baby eu te quero’’

2015-Performed at the Awesome Africa festival collab:with Napalma.Shared stage with Salif keitha

2015 & 2016

Permormed at the Strab festival

2013/15/16-Finaist and Ngoma Mocambique

2016 to 2017-Perfomed in Victoria falls/Zimbabwe at the Vic falls Carnival a collaboration with Napalma.New year eve concert

2017-About to release a new album.

News
Dino Miranda, Mozambican-born and Cape town-based musician will be “striking the hammer while the iron is hot” with his launch of his debut album and tour.
New Album
To add to your list of CD collections or you maybe an aspiring afro-fusion “fundi” make sure not to let his name pass you by.
Copyright 2013