Prétu (Cabo Verde/Portugal)

Prétu (Cabo Verde/Portugal)


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a little of prétu's performance
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  • country:Cape Verde
  • style(s):Afro, Cape Verde
  • label:TchadaElektro
  • type:Band
  • instrumentation:vocal, percussion, visual
  • artist posted by:Ghost Creative Productions

Line up

  • Henrique Silva (guitar, keyboards, backing vocals)
  • Lukanu (dancer, performer)
  • Mick Trovoada (percussion, backing vocals)
  • Xullaji (vocals, percussion, electronics)


Xullaji is a rapper, musician, sonic and visual poet born in Lisbon from cape-verdean origins. He's mostly known for his political work as rapper Chullage and for composing and designing sound for visual artists and theatre as soundslikenuno.

In a recent esquizophónic surge xullaji became prétu an afronaut travelling in a sampledelic dimension. Samples are the portals of time, of intersection in the past, present, future spiral. Waveforms vibrating in the audible and inaudible spectrum reconnect fragments of messages absorbed in analogical circuits and retransmitted in ancestral african technology.

Timbres overlapped. At every loop turn, new timbres reveal. New voices. Black voices. There is no note, no scale. There is texture. Frequency. Harmonics full of effects that alter the state of consciousness.
Synthesizers accelerate sonic propulsive particles that allow us to cross black holes between parallel cosmic spaces.

Percussion is a time warper that expedites the pathway between tradition and future, in a nonlinear, chaotic way, without any befores and afters, beginning or end. The past rebounds from the future. There is no history, no progress, no time. There is just intuition: the receiver of interstellar messages inside prètu's spaceship.
Words crumble limited realities and stir molecules that open cracks in the multiverse of the quantic possibilities of being.

prétu´s visual work is also layering. Images intuited in dreams, hallucinations, remembrances juxtaposing with the present dimension. The so called reality. Yesterday and tomorrow line up in the tangential event called now, to break the timeline that whiteness call history. Former struggles are yet to come and ancestral myths are future technology.

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Prétu (Cabo Verde/Portugal)