A storyteller by heart, Bino believes it is important to laugh and enjoy the best of life. Bino Barros is a passionate, African singer, songwriter and composer who takes listeners on a musical journey through his own life experiences of joy, sorrow and injustice. Bino’s musical ambition is to bring his soulful rhythmic African sounds to North American World Music lovers.
Bino sings songs in the musical traditions of his homeland – Cabo Verde – a country of 10 tropical islands off the coast of West Africa, a land of volcanos and beaches, in which the melodies and rhythms of Africa meet the blending culture of Portugal.
The music of this magical land ranges from the hip-shaking rhythms of batuku and funaná to the heartache of the morna. Bino Barros draws on this rich musical heritage to create his own modern musical statement.
An International Music Artist.
BIO: BINO BARROS
Bino emerged from a family of musical talents. His mother owned a bar where well-known local musicians performed, exposing him to a wealth of music as a child. All of which nurtured his talents and shaped his musical tastes. She gave him a guitar at the age of 13, the instrument he fell in love with and has played ever since, but don’t be surprised if you see him rocking the bass!
Launching his musical career in Cabo Verde, Bino has toured across Europe at some of the most prestige venues, such as Jamboree, L’ Aditori of Barcelona, Teatro San Louis and festival merce of Barcelona.
His soulful and rhythmic sounds of Funaná and Batuku have made him an international success with hits like "Raseca", "Stribling D' NhaNha" "Tudu Fidjo Creole" and "Pico Belen Santana“.
His latest album, Campones, his third album, was released in April of 2018.
Atlant Music - Boston, MA.
Yakuarella Producoes, Cabo Verde
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In 2011 and 2012, Bino was appointed representative of African music in Catalonia, Spain.
In 2010, Bino won the Revelation Artist Award at Cabo Verde Music Awards, with his first solo album "Praia Baxu" Stribling D'NhaNha.
In 2015, his second album Praia Maria was nominated album of the year at Cabo Verde Music Awards (CVMA).
He was chosen personally by the diva "Cesaria Evora" as his Godmother of Music.