(Photo: Gustavo Vieira da Silva)
Lisbon based singer| songwriter and multi-instrumentist BILAN, was born in Cape Verde in the Island of São Vicente (the same island of Cesária Évora, Tito Paris and B.Leza) and grew up in a musical family.
His work blends the new paths of the Cape Verdian music together with his many influences such as R&B, Afrobeat or even the Brazilian music.
Bilan is one the most requested musicians from the so called new Lisbon Music scene, in projects such as the trendiest Meu Kamba or Cachupa Psicadélica. He was also a member of the band Refilon with whom he toured a great deal.
With 2 albums recorded, Ar |Água and Sur le Niger – a live collaboration with the Malian Kora player Madou Sidiki Diabaté, he is now preparing a new solo album due out during 2016