Throes + The Shine


Throes The Shine by Ricardo Almeida
  • event type:WOMEX 16 Showcase
  • date:21 Oct 2016
  • time:23:15 - 0:00
  • city/area:Santiago de Compostela, Galicia
  • venue:Twin Stage B, Praza da Quintana
  • country:Spain
  • event posted by:Piranha Arts


Is it rock? Is it kuduro? No, it’s Rockuduro! A full-on mash-up multiple-party full-speed collision perpetrated by a conspiracy hatched somewhere between Angola and Portugal. The plotters are rock/electronica guitar/keyboard boffin Marco Castro and drum thrasher Igor Domingues from Porto – hereafter known as Throes – and explosive vocalists Diron and Mob Dedaldino from Luanda – hereafter known as The Shine.

Since forming in 2011 they’ve released three albums and pumped-up audiences across Europe including memorable performances at Roskilde, Lowlands, Rock En Seine festivals. Their new album Wanga features guest appearances from such global notables as Canadian-Congolese multilingual rapper Pierre Kwenders, Argentina’s La Yegros, Da Chick, and Colombian group Meridian Brothers. Wanga means ‘spell’ in the Angolan dialect of Kimbundo. Throes + The Shine intend to put you under one.

Marco Castro - guitar, synths, electronics, sampler, backing vocals
Igor Domingues - drums, sampler, percussion, backing vocals
Nirox Romão - vocals
Dedaldino Miguel - vocals