Artist Profiles: Guto Pires

Guto Pires

Guto Pires is a guitarist, singer and composer from Guinea-Bissau. He moved to Portugal in the late 1970s.

Guto played in many bands such as Issabary, Sons da Fala, and Sons da Lusofonia. All these were All-Star bands that included some of the best musicians from the African countries that speak Portuguese. Guto toured Europe, Africa, America and Asia with these and other bands.

He performs his own pieces that talk about Africa, specially Guinea-Bissau, as well as popular songs.


Sol Na Manssi (Ocarina, 2002)

Author: Angel Romero

Angel Romero y Ruiz has been writing about world music music for many years. He founded the websites and Angel produced several TV specials for Metropolis (TVE) and co-produced “Musica NA”, a music show for TelevisiĆ³n EspaƱola (TVE) in Spain that featured an eclectic mix of world music, fusion, electronica, new age and contemporary classical music. Angel also produced and remastered world music albums, compilations and boxed sets for Alula Records, Ellipsis Arts, Music of the World.


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