About the Artist
From: Maputo, * Mozambique
Website: Visit Dino Miranda's Website
More than a decade after Dino Miranda performed with his rock band around Maputo, Mozambique he scooped the 2009 MMA (Mozambican Music Awards) for his début album “Moya Wa Kaya”.
Launched at the end of 2008 in South Africa and Mozambique, with “Moya We Kaya” (winds from home), Dino Miranda successfully manages to bring his fans together and create a bridge between South Africa, where he is based and Mozambique, his home country and source of inspiration.
After playing with Mozambican music legend, singer and composer Chico Antonio in the late 1990s, Dino decided to study music, first at the Fuba School of Music in Johannesburg and subsequently jazz studies at the University of Cape Town’s renowned College of Music between 2001 and 2004.
While still at university, Dino embarked on a solo project and took to the stages around the Mother City, playing at ObzFest in 2004 and 2006, the Penguin Festival in 2006, the Cape Town Jazzathon Festival and the Verão Amarelo Festival in Maputo in 2007 and the Suidoosterfees TrueLove Jazz Lounge in 2008. That same year, the talented vocalist, guitarist, composer and arranger was also invited to play at the Cape Town International Jazz Festival with the Bongani Sotshononda