Neco Novellas is the name and the face of a singer-songwriter with immense talent and imposing stage presence. After studying classical guitar and opera singing in Lisbon, Portugal and Rotterdam, Holland, Neco directed his focus towards world, pop, jazz, funk, samba, afrobeat, reggae and rock. On his new album New Dawn – Ku Khata presents influences of Neco’s teenage years in Mozambique among the Chopi people, a local ethnic clan.”Ku Khata stands for a new beginning," says Neco Novellas. "Every new day brings new chances and I say to myself: Let’s see! Ku Khata means something new in my music continuously. On my album you hear that variety". Guests on New Dawn – Ku Khata are: Lilian Vieira (Zuco 103), Gideon van Gelder and Ben van Gelder.
"This album is my answer to globalization, not in a political way but in a musical sense " says Anselmo ‘Neco’ João Johanhane alias Neco Novellas. "It’s a document of where I am right now." The album may be diverse in styles and languages; at the same time there is a recognizable and distinctive ‘Novellas sound’. This is a soulful, warm and rhythmic music held together by the unity of a family.
Author: World Music Central News Department
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