Sadly Zé Manel has to cancel his entire European tour. We regret to say that this means that also the show at ALICE will be cancelled. Ticket holders will get their money back via Billetto.
Singer and multi-instrumentalist, Ze Manel is one of the most famous and influential contemporary musician to emerge from the West African country of Guinea Bissau and one of the founders of the iconic group Super Mama Djombo.
During the 1970’s, this seminal orchestra played a major role in the liberation struggle of this former Portuguese colony. In 1982, Ze released his first solo album ‘Tustumunhos di Aonti’, which sounded the alarm over the formation of a new repressive ruling class in Guinea Bissau. The album was a national event (people in Guinea Bissau today still sing the songs from this soulful, relevant album), but the political environment was heating up and Manel’s fans were concerned for his safety. Manel fled his homeland.
Today he splits time between California and Guinea Bissau. Still engaged in society he has founded Cobiana Communications to support a younger generation of musicians in Guinea Bissau. He has also performed succesful concerts with a reunited Super Mama Djombo. And in 2018 he returned with the new solo album ‘Nha Alma’. ALICE is happy to present him with a full band in April!