There's something immediately Fela Kuti-esque about Deltino Guerreiro's sound that will instantly resonate with any music lover. “Duas Caras” is a track rich in worldwide influence from Deltino's experiences travelling from his native Mozambique, with the soul and R&B elements of the North, through to the markedly Arabic and mandinga melodies of Central Africa. Delicately poised to begin with, over an Arabian bass guitar, South American brass and tribal bongos, the track soon elevates in tempo along with Deltino's rich vocals with the inclusion of a pulsing cowbell and drum beat. The arrangement of the track is its best strength, with the progression in rhythm and vocal patterns ascending throughout the track to create a memorable track full of soothing and sumptuous groove. Listen exclusively below.
Deltino Guerreiro is set to release his debut album Eparaka (translates as 'Blessed' or 'Blessing') in the UK on April 8th on Kongoloti Records.