Mário Silva ‘Bossa do Violão’ (Ngola, 1973)

Happy New Year!
Here’s a wonderfully whimsical track by Mário Silva. It was released in 1973 through Ngola with ref# LD-265 (b-side: ‘Maza’), the very same year Mário played guitar on the huge Santos Júnior’s hit, ‘Madalena’. Júnior was a former member of Musangola and Bossa 70.

Later on, of course – alongside singer Artur Adriano, bassist Manuelito, guitar soloist Manuel Quental and a host of others right up to the 80s – Mário and Júnior would became members of Kissanguela, one of the most emblematic post-revolutionary Angolan bands due to its ties with JMPLA, the youth organization of the Popular Movement for the Liberation of Angola party. Mário is still active on the Angolan music scene.