Nástio Mosquito Invites Moço Árabe

Born in Huambo, Angola, in 1981 Nás­tio Mos­quito was a jour­na­list, is now an artist and musi­cian. In his first album, Se eu fosse Ango­lano, he pre­sents to the public his vision of the world and of a plu­ral Angola where the coun­try­side and the city rede­fine them­sel­ves, where con­tem­po­rary soci­ety takes care of urban rea­lity, while we rein­vent our­sel­ves as a nation, as a society.

This work spe­aks of the man-woman rela­ti­onship, the rela­ti­onship of man with money and the elderly, and of the love for his coun­try, des­pite all the chal­len­ges it faces. With strong lyrics, the music he makes brings together vari­ous musi­cal gen­res, inclu­ding hip-hop, dub, kizomba, kuduro and rock. There was a gathe­ring of ter­ri­to­rial and ide­o­lo­gi­cal influ­en­ces in which Ango­lans lived, by choice or by force of cir­cums­tan­ces, in an eclec­tic pro­duct that one can not ques­tion the source: it is Angola. The deep voice of Mos­quito in this con­cert is com­ple­men­ted by a video pro­ject with visual work of Vic Pereiró.


Moço Árabe is the pro­ject of Guil­lermo de Llera, a mul­ti­dis­ci­pli­nary artist and ethnomusicologist.

Foun­der, bas­sist and voca­list of Pri­mi­tive Rea­son, he uses music, wri­ting and pain­ting to express his life story, gre­a­tly mar­ked by the migra­tion between vari­ous coun­tries to Por­tu­gal, where he lives today.

In his latest pro­ject, Moço Árabe, he addres­ses the issue of dis­pla­ce­ment of the Moza­rabs, Ibe­rian Chris­ti­ans living under Mus­lim rule and that are a sym­bol of multi-culture and fusion of phi­lo­sophies. Fea­tu­ring revo­lu­ti­o­nary and modern music, Moço Árabe achi­e­ves a musi­cal fusion between what is tra­di­ti­o­nal and what is inven­tion, a con­se­quence of the lack of cul­tu­ral refe­ren­ces and for­ced dis­pla­ce­ment and migration.