Casimiro Nhussi

Casimiro Nhussi

World Music

Contact

Name
Casimiro Nhussi
Address
88 Barrington Avenue Winnipeg MB Canada R2M2A7
Phone
1 204 951 1685
Email
Websites
www.cnhussi.com

About

Casimiro Nhussi is a professional African dancer, choreographer, dance instructor and musician based in Winnipeg. Born in Mozambique, Africa, he has been a dance professional since 1982. Starting his career as dancer, then became the principal dancer, and then the Artistic Director of the Mozambique National Song and Dance Company. Currently Casimiro is the Artistic Director of Winnipeg’s only African contemporary dance company. NAfro Dance Productions which he founded in 2002.

Casimiro is an accomplished musician. He is leader of the Kalahari drumming group, and the NAfro Band as well being a member of Bafana drumming group, the Million Civilian Band and Afri-Can Band. He was commissioned by the National Film Board of Canada to compose music for the animated short “Mind Me Good Now”.   Casimiro was nominated for the 2010 and 2013 Western Canadian Music awards for his first and second album “ Makonde and Gweka. In 2011, Casimiro had the opportunity to perform in front of 9,000 people for the Opening of the 2011 African Games, Maputo Mozambique. Throughout his career Casimiro has performed in 28 countries.  He has performed at numerous festivals including the Winnipeg International Jazz Festival, Afrikady in Calgary, Afro-Fest in Regina and the Winnipeg Folk Festival.

 

Music

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"Sem Sapato"

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"Niassaland"

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"Ximbombo"

Video

Mozambique by Casimiro Nhussi

Naked by Casimiro Nhussi

Makonde by Casimiro Nhussi

Discography

Ximbombo

Ximbombo Casimiro Nhussi

Released: April 7, 2017

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Gweka

Gweka Casimiro Nhussi

Released: April 6, 2013

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