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 ...


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.

Out now on Crammed Discs, the song talks about leaving a dark place and aiming for the individual and social good (“bom”). It was recorded with the precious collaboration of renowned Cape Verdean singer Mayra Andrade. The first meeting between Mayra and Pedro took place several years ago, but it was the confinement that brought them together. Exchanges of views on the planet, on values and on common words such as equity and dignity, melodies shared by sending audio sketches via mobile phones, all this ended up with a meeting in the studio, to transform this batida (literally “beat”) into a dance anthem.

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AfryKamera Festival