This Friday is funaná day, with “M’Bem di Fora“, the new video of Fogo-Fogo, band with a Cape Verdean soul, but that was born in Casa Independente, in Lisbon, and of which are members the former ex-Cool Hipnoise João Gomes and Francisco Rebelo.
“The idea for this video came to me in late 2015 after the filming of the video ‘E Si Propi‘. I felt that this video showed a side of the Fogo-Fogo that, although important, did not live up to what is the reality of its universe. Something was missing … It lacked its audience and the heady effect they provoke. It was there that I proposed to the band to document their concerts during the following year (2016), with a view to making a video that embodies the spirit of Fogo-Fogo and the impact of their energy in the audience. “- Richard F. Coelho, director
“We immediately accepted Richard’s proposal, to portray us on the road and to capture live the band’s drive, on and off the stage. The real stars of the video turn out to be the people, who, coming a little from everywhere, surprise us with the fervor, the delivery and the ginga that they manifest. Anyone who has not seen us live can now feel some of the heat. The original song by guitarist Katchás was recorded by the Bulimundo on the Djâm Brancu Dja album of 1981. It came at a time when the funaná was beginning to be identified as a symbol of freedom and a cultural element through which the sense of identity was affirmed Cape Verdean. “- Fogo-Fogo