Esta música que está espalhada pelo os quatro cantos do mundo e que nos seus mais diversos sotaques e dialectos consegue encontra-se em palavras como saudade, para mim vai ter sempre um sabor a calulu de domingo. Passo a explicar. Como mangolé posso dizer, que já comi muito calulu em casa de amigos e restaurantes, mas para mim nenhum calulu bate mais como aquele que é feito todos os fins de semana lá no cubico dos meus kotas. É isso que a boa musica em português me traz que nenhum outra língua consegue. É um sabor especial. Um sabor único. Um sabor familiar. Um sabor a casa. Hoje um sabor a Caipirinha Lounge.
Arrepio-me a ouvir a "A Velha Chica," de Waldemar Bastos. Sorrio com "Vampiros," de Zeca Afonso. Revolto-me com "Como Nossos Pais," de Elis Regina e sinto saudades com "Manha de Domingo" de Ruca Van Dunem. Este são alguns dos muitos sentimentos e emoções que a música da minha "tribo" me traz. A minha tribo chamada lusofonia.
Obrigado Caipirinha Lounge.
About Mario Bastos:
Mario Bastos was born and raised in Luanda, Angola. At the age of 12 Mario received his first still camera. At the age of 14, due to his interest in Photography, a well-known Photographer/Filmmaker named Victorio Henriques saw the passion that drove Mario and took him in as his protégé. Mario attended Photography classes at Escola Portuguesa de Luanda High School. Due to Mario's determination, Victor, being a photography teacher at E.P.L., allowed him to take classes even though he wasn't of age yet.
Once Mario became officially enrolled in The Arts Program, he was successful in winning several Photography Awards. Mario developed an interest in turning his photos into movies by creating stories for each picture. At the age of 16 Mario decided he wanted to become a Filmmaker and move to New York City to reach his goals. One of Mario's main goals is to broaden Angola to the rest of the world and bring back film culture to his country. His first year in the city he attended E.F. International Language School, and interned at a Film Production Company.
He met a student from the New York Film Academy, which he would later attend, and began to work on other students’ films, while not being enrolled as an official student. In 2006 he Graduated from the Directing Program at NYFA with a successful award winning short film titled “Kiari.” Although at the moment Mario is enrolled in The Motion Picture & Television Program at Academy of Art University in San Francisco, California, he stills works in a variety of film projects in the U.S. and in Angola. His most recent short-film, "Alambamento," just wrapped principal photography in Luanda and is right now in post-production in San Francisco.
-Biography by Scott Perkins
Link to Alambamento beneath "Caipirinha Lounge Endorses", on the right hand side