Ed Matwawana
Category: World
 
Management:    
     Ed Matwawana
     6 Creelman Drive
     Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
     Canada, B2X 1E3
  p: (902) 434-4451
o: (902) 424-7609
f:  (902) 424-0260
e: nightbread@hotmail.com

Awards:
  • East Coast Music Awards Showcase (1998) Halifax, NS
  • East Coast Music Awards Jam (1999) St. John’s, NL
  • ANSMA Black Vibes Showcase (1998/99/02)
  • Francophone Summit (1999) Moncton, NB
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!