Angolan born, Lisbon raised Pedro Coquenão (aka Batida) is  referred to as a game changer on the Afro-Electronic scene. Released on Crammed Discs in Oct 2022, 'Neon Colonialismo' is his first personal album since 2014. Between then and now,  he completed a long international tour, recorded an album with the legendary Konono No.1, presented the performance “The Almost Perfect Dj”, exhibited his biggest installation yet at Africa 2020, in France, staged the musical IKOQWE, as part of his “Alojamento Artístico Local” at Casa Independente, released the album “The Beginning, The Medium, The End and The Infinite” by IKOQWE (his project un collaboration with Ikonoklasta), made videos and short movies, took hold of Padrão dos Descobrimentos (the biggest colonial monument in Portugal) by projecting his film “O Princípio, o Meio, o Fim e o Infinito” in 2021, concluded a four-year series of his radio program “Oceano Atlântico” on Antena 1 (Portugal) and RDP Africa, and started his monthly “Neon Colonialismo” broadcast on Worldwide FM.

There’s certain types of music that come out of Portugal, Lisbon, over the years... All of this is sort of linked together for me by this one producer who goes by the name of Batida. It’s just on another level in terms of how he presents his show, how he approaches his music making, whether he is DJing or performing live, or adding visuals, philosophically just how he goes about his business.”
Gilles Peterson - BBC 6 Music

It’s as if the ‘global sound’ tag had been invented to describe his work. Born in Angola and raised in the melting pot that is the Portuguese capital, Pedro Coquenão’s moniker, Batida (“beat” in Portuguese) evokes rhythm in its most proteiform definition. He’s immersed himself in the flux of cultural exchanges which irrigate the shores of the African and European continents, approached them through an electronic music prism and made them his favourite playground.”
François Moreau - Les Inrockuptibles


Batida - “Bom Bom” feat. Mayra Andrade

This single and music video announce the return of Batida (aka Pedro Coquenão), who feels that “Bom Bom” is his most personal song to date.

Live Dates

AfryKamera Festival