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3 weeks ago

Branko, Ana Moura and Conan Osíris bury 2020

A year after its release, the passionate and moving “Vinte Vinte” is given a stunningly beautiful music video. Featuring contemporary fado icon from Angolan descent Ana Moura, iconoclast artist Conan Osíris and the inescapable Branko, this funereal visual turns the page to 2020 in a purely Lisbon aesthetic.

Released on the first day of 2020, without knowing what this year would bring, the single “Vinte Vinte” marked the first steps of Enchufada label founder’s Branko in a style halfway between the afro-electronic influences he likes so much, and the traditional Portuguese folklore. A year later, the trio reunited to put into frames this melancholic complaint in the pure tradition of fado, in all its contemporary forms, and thus close the painful chapter of 2020 with a very special symbolism.

The video opens with an “homage to everyone who lived through the darkness that 2020 laid upon us. In the hope of better days, we ask the skies to give us the light, the air, the love that last year took from us. We burry what was, so we can see what will be born.” Based on an original idea by singer Pedro Mafama, who is one the key player from the Nova Lisboa scene,  the camera follows a funeral procession led by fadista Ana Moura through the winding streets of Lisbon’s Alfama district. At the bend in its many staircases and typical grocery shops, one can recognise well-known faces from the Portuguese and Lusophone music scene in cameo appearances, such as the rapper Tristany, the Angolan singer Toty Sa’med, the Cape Verdean Ellah Barbosa or the young Portuguese guitar prodigy, Gaspar Varela.