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Dino Miranda


Award winning artist
Composer, Arranger, Producer, Singer, Guitarrist and CEO of
Miramundo Record Label

More than a decade after Dino Miranda performed with his rock
band around Maputo, Mozambique he scooped the 2009 MMA
(Mozambican Music Awards) and the best new commer at the Ngoma Mocambique awards for his début album “Moya Wa
Launched at the end of 2008 in South Africa and Mozambique;
with “Moya We Kaya” (winds from home), Dino Miranda
successfully manages to bring his fans together and create a
bridge between Mozambican pop and funk, rock, jazz and other genres of music.
After playing with Mozambican music legend, singer and
composer Chico Antonio in the late 1990s, Dino decided to
study music, first at the Fuba School of Music in Johannesburg
and subsequently jazz studies at the University of Cape Town’s
renowned College of Music between 2001 and 2004.
While still at university, Dino embarked on a solo project and
took to the stages around Cape Town, South Africa, playing at ObzFest in 2004 and 2006, the Penguin Festival in 2006, the Cape Town Jazzathon Festival and Suidoosterfees TrueLove Jazz Lounge in 2008 and the Verão Amarelo (Yellow Summer) Festival in Maputo in 2007.
That same year, the talented vocalist, guitarist, composer and
arranger was also invited to play at the Cape Town International
Jazz Festival with the Bongani Sotshononda Project.
Besides having his own solo project, Dino has collaborated with
well-known artists such as Max Vidima, Jeff Maluleke, Chris
Hinze and another great Mozambican singer and composer,
Stewart Sukuma.
He has shared a stage with numerous bands, amongst them
Mozambican-Brazilian outfit Napalma, Jimmy Dludlu, Johannesburg based Dub-Quartet 340ml, The Rudimentals, Freshlyground, Rodriguez, Loading Zone and Teba.
Dino has contributed to a number of outstanding tracks like Jeff
Maluleke’s “Teka’’ and Max Vidima’s “Mai va rossi’’ which he
co-wrote. He also showcases his impressive guitar skills on Stewart Sukuma’s “Mahuta”, Gcobani’s album “No taxi” and fuses
traditional Mozambican and contemporary music in a
collaboration with Grant McLachlan for the music of the TV
series “Meet the Jackals’’ – providing both vocals and guitar.
His ear-catching single “Fatal” took over Portuguese as well as
Capetonian airwaves and has become one of the most popular
songs and videos on Mozambican radio and television stations.
Dino has travelled to Dubai as the guitarist and backing vocalist
of the Cuba Groove Band in 2002 and toured throughout South
Africa backing reggae artists Peter Spencer, Starkey Banton,
Prince Malachi and Dawit Menalik Tafari on their Return to
Africa Tour in 2006.
He completed a hugely successful series of concerts in Malaysia.
Dino also collaborated in the world premiere of “War Chorale”,
Performed late September 2009 at the Pan African Space
Station Festival ( at St.
George’s Cathedral in Cape Town under the direction of South
African composer and guitarist Bheki Khoza.

Dino Miranda Band - Musicians
• Dino Miranda - Vocals, Guitar
• Tony Chabuca - Bass guitar and Backing Vocals
Before playing with Dino, Tony performed with the
popular Mozambican big band Timbila Muzimba.
• Pateta - Percussion and Backing Vocals
Pateta is a charismatic percussionist who provides for
Vibrant Mozambican rhythms.
• Valy Camal - Keyboard
Valy is an outstanding piano player who brings his
production skills into the mix as well as modern jazz
• Tony Paco - Drummer
Tony is an amazing drummer, who has a vast repertoire,
including indigenous Mozambican forms of music.
Additional festivals Dino and his band were a part of are the following:
• Azgo Festival in Maputo
• Whisky Festival, Cape Town
• Whale Festival, Hermanus
• OBZ Festival, Cape Town
• Sunny Ocean Reggae Festival (collaboration with Starkey
Banton, Peter Spencer, Prince Malachi, Dawit Menelik Tafari
and Mama B for the Return to Africa tour) in Kommetjie, Cape Town. They continued their collaboration in the cities of Johannesburg and Bloemfontein soon after.
• Simon’s Town Penguin Festival, South Africa
• St. Luke’s Hospice Food and Jazz Festival, Cape Town
• OBZ Festival, Cape Town

Solo album: “Moya Wa Kaya” released in 2008.
Available in stores in South Africa or through Soul Candi, in
Mozambique at Vidisco, Conga or Globe Music as well as at all
To purchase a copy online visit:
Miranda/Moya-Wa-Kaya or

Performer’s Diploma (PDM) in Jazz Studies, University of Cape
Town (2004) and a Certificate in Sound Engineering at City Varsity (2002) in South Africa.

Recent Highlights
• The song ‘’Mae Africa’’ was chosen as part of the South African World Music Sample Compilation (SAMEX 2011) produced by Kaya FM in Johannesburg, South Africa and marketed by Sheer Sound Music Company.
• Toured South Mozambique in the “Dino Miranda, Tornee de Verão zona Sul do Pais’’ from 2nd to the 18th December
• African Music and Jazz nights series At the State theatre in pretoria.
• Participated at the tour’’Movimenta o teu bairro’’.
• Participated at Maputo city Birthday concert at Praca da independencia,also Matola city birthday in the same year.
• Project ‘’Unidos pela Musica’’,collaboration with Maqhinga Radebe (Sponsored by Samro and the British Council in South Africa)
• Just released a new single calle “Baby, eu te quero’’ whilst
working on a new album to be released soon.