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Muntu Valdo to release a single for the 2012 Olympic Games

Posted on July 10th, 2012 in News, Recent posts by .

Photo by Alex Quest

The Cameroonian one-man band Muntu Valdo is due to release a track written especially for the London 2012 Olympic Games. 

From the coast of Cameroon, the multi-instrumentalist and singer-songwriter has made a name for himself with his unique ‘Sawa blues’ and live looping technology on his latest album, The One and the Many (reviewed in issue #76).

The track, ‘5 Circles of Humanity’, borrows from various musical styles – including Valdo’s trademark Sawa blues – to promote the Olympic values of peace and tolerance. The track, to be released on July 16 on Warner Jazz, features the Maria Fidelis All Girls Gospel Choir.


You can listen to an exclusive preview of the single on SoundCloud or watch Valdo rehearsing with the choir below. 

Muntu is also performing on the Africa stage at the BT River of Music on July 22. To book your tickets to the Africa Stage, please visit:


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BT River of Music Africa Stage tickets are still available

Posted on June 28th, 2012 in News, Recent posts by .

Photo of Angélique Kidjo by Jed Root

There is still time to book your tickets for the  BT River of Music Africa Stage at the London Pleasure Gardens, Docklands, July 21-22.

The stage will feature iconic African artists including Angélique Kidjo, Baaba Maal, and Staff Benda Bilili. Also to perform over the course of the weekend are Justin Adams and The Invisible Republic of JuJu, King Sunny Ade, Seckou Keita, the Bantamba Syndicate, Krar Collective, Muntu Valdo and the Noisettes. 

Tickets are free, though there is a small booking fee of £3. Tickets for the Americas, Asia, Africa and Oceania stages have already been released. For more details on the line-up or how to book your ticket, please visit the BT River of Music website:



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