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Fany Pfumo

Fany Pfumo

Fany Pfumo


Fany Pfumo (also spelled Fany Mpfumo ) is a Mozambican-born singer, mainly active in South Africa. He is considered one of the founders and of the prominent artists in the marrabenta style scene. Born to a poor family, he started his career playing an "oil tin guitar" in Maputo's suburbsbut later moved to South Africa in search of a better living.In Johannesburg, Pfumo had the opportunity to record with HMV, achieving international fame with songs such as Loko ni kumbuka Jorgina ("When I remember Jorgina"); this one Read more on Last.fm
Fany Pfumo (also spelled Fany Mpfumo ) is a Mozambican-born singer, mainly active in South Africa. He is considered one of the founders and of the prominent artists in the marrabenta style scene. Born to a poor family, he started his career playing an "oil tin guitar" in Maputo's suburbsbut later moved to South Africa in search of a better living.In Johannesburg, Pfumo had the opportunity to record with HMV, achieving international fame with songs such as Loko ni kumbuka Jorgina ("When I remember Jorgina"); this one, in particular, remains one of the best known songs of marrabenta and Mozambican pop music. After achieving international fame in South Africa, Pfumo eventually returned to Mozambique. Pfumo's trademark style is characterized by the mix of marrabenta rhythms with jazz elements as well as influences of South African kwela music.

He played in a number of bands during the 1950s and 1960s but also recorded several solo singles. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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