|Born in the Kingdom of Kongo (Northern Angola), Edo “King”: began his musical career more than 25 years ago. Graduating from High School in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo (former Zaire) in 1981, a country where music is as important as food! Edo-King learned all he could from the country’s many street musicians, practicing on the street corners. In 1983 Edo-King joined his family in Canada and the nurturing of the Afro-Musica concept began to take shape.
As visionary, lead vocalist, instrumentalist, songwriter and arranger, Edo-King has presented Afro-Musica to an ever-increasing audience, Edo-King graduate of Acadia University, has worked with the community as a training and youth consultant. He has successfully brought together his gifts of music and teaching, creating a vision committed to sharing the beauty of cultural diversity through artistic expression.
A celebration of multiculturalism and creativity Afro-Musica, a Halifax based, Afro-pop band has delightged audiences since 1992. An audio-visual feast, Afro-Musica showcases the cultural diversity of the African continent in music and dance. Audiences will enjoy Afro-Musica’s repertoire of mostly original music, presented in a multitude of languages.
The universal appeal of music shines through with this upbeat and entertaining group of accomplished musicians. The carefully crafted sound of Afro-Music has combined traditional African roots with a fresh new sound, to produce music that moves both spirit and body!