Scúru Fitchádu (Portugal)
“With a punk ferocity and a jungle beat, “Oji Txuba ta txobê Molotova / Today, it rains molotovs,” the newest single from the Cape Verdian artist is a frenetic antifascist anthem. The song sounds like the homemade bomb of the title, one that detonates in your auditory cortex; and it’s a stark reminder of what’s at stake, as fascism continues its pernicious rise around the world.”
Nathan Leigh, AFROPUNK
Scúru Fitchádu in Cape Verdean Creole means pitch darkness. The music of this electro funaná punk project definitely sounds like the darkest shade of black. It is defined by heavily distorted bass lines, hectic polyrhythms, noise of different colours, frantic samples and a knife used as instrument. The result is complex, peculiar, dirty and impossibly attractive – like Sepultura and The Prodigy playing drum’n’bass at the end of the world party. Walking on a less travelled road filled with genuine angst, Scúru Fitchádu creates music that is utterly liberating.
Supported by INES – Innovation Network of European Showcases INES#TALENT 2020