The Mozambican bassist Childo Tomas has been for a long time working on research into traditional and popular music from different corners of Africa and particularly in Mozambique.
This knowledge and experience, along with his virtuosity on the bass, have been and continues been shared by musicians like Pee Wee Ellis Omar Sosa, Mark Gilmore, Julio Barreto, Dafer Jousef, Jack Moralembau, Miguel “Anga” Diaz, Salif Keita, John Santos David Gilmore or formations like the NDR Big Band from Germany. Besides the electric bass as lead instrument, Childo also plays M’bira, Xivocovoco, Xigovia, and uses his how voices in different languages as another musical instrument.
Kenny Garrett, John Coltrane, Miles Davis, John Scofield and of course, Jaco Pastorius have been the influences and musical inspiration for Childo Tomas, not excluding those who have been his real masters in Mozambique: Hortencio Langa, Arao Litsure and Xidiminguana, because above all, Childo has always claimed the africanity in his music.
Childo Tomas presents now his first and awaited album, Moçambique Ni N’Tumbuluku (Mozambique with the tradition), a perfect and genuine fusion of traditional music from Mozambique and Africa, European and American, with all the shades and styles that this blend implies.