Porto , Portugal
Magupi traveled extensively to West Africa in a constant search for knowledge. His project is inspired by the rhythms he heard there, and his work is a fusion between balafon/marimba and synthesizers wrapped up around electronic music. Magupi aka Márcio pinto began his musical studies in 1999 with the classical guitar and 2 years later, he started studying drums and percussion in Oporto Music University. In later on, Márcio became a Teacher of World Music percussion in the same University during 7 years and also he created his own percussion school. He got graduated in Classical Studies in 2015. During his student time, started playing in several classical orchestras including the Oporto Symphonic Orquestra, and started to become a really virtuoso and talented marimba player/composer and amazing percussionist. In 2010, he had his first music travel to África, with the focus on developing his Balafon (West African xylophone) technique, and it was right there, feeling the roots, that he embraced his real music passion, Afro Music! As a drummer/percussionist/composer, OLIVETREEDANCE, TERRAKOTA, Drumming GP, Oporto Symphonic Orchestra, etc.” As been collaborating with great artists like Nicola Cruz, Barrio Lindo, Tó Ricciardi, Zuma Dionys, Madd Rod, Zen Baboon, etc!
A rádio convidou alguns DJs e músicos para criar podcasts sobre pesquisas musicais, no âmbito do programa “Disco Voador”. Desta forma iremos viajar entre diversas sonoridades do mundo.