MP3 Micko LeÃo - Dreams of Life
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15 MP3 Songs
WORLD: Reggae, LATIN: Latin Pop
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The CD "Dreams of Life" was released in Los Angeles, California in September 2003 and the tracks started being played in different radio programs such as the "Global Village" hosted by Sergio Mielniczenko, "Afrodicia" hosted by DJ Nnamdi, rebroadcasting 24/7 online especially reaching all the world. Not only with the KPFK radio of Los Angeles, 90.7 FM, which covers most of Southern California, including Santa Barbara station, but also in Atlanta, Georgia, did MICKO LEÃO began to be recognized in the USA. He was interviewed twice by DJ Nnamdi, once for the radio "Afrodicia" and the second time for the international radio "Voice of America" with the "Journal of Africa" broadcasting worldwide and especially in many English speaking African countries. As for the performances of MICKO LEÃO, the Lion of Angola, member of BMI, they were acclaimed in Long Beach, at the Bixby Land and at the Leimert Park, in the African American community of Crenshaw, when the City of Los Angeles asked MICKO LEÃO to perform for the celebration of Kwanzaa the 28th December 2003. The open air concert was filmed and recorded by the media as MICKO LEÃO and the NGOLA BAND appeared for the first time with his official band.
MICKO LEÃO wrote and recorded the songs of his "Dreams of Life" in Brussels in 1998 and produced in 2002 the whole album in Los Angeles where he is now living. He features the well-known Bob Marley, Peter Tosh, Gilberto Gil and Djavan but also released his personal compositions. The tracks "Dream" and "Lady Di" are dedicated to the personalities MICKO LEÃO acknowledges for their work. Dr Martin Luther King Jr., for the civil rights movement and Princess Lady Diana for helping the handicap victims of the mines in Angola.
MICKO LEÃO was firstborn in Angola of Eva Jose and Carlos de Oliveira but the singer left his country in the 80s to travel and find a place to become first a professional athlete then what he always dreamt to be: a singer. After living in Brazil, Germany, the Netherlands and Belgium, MICKO LEÃO settled down in the United States of America where he recorded his CD "Dreams of Life".
MICKO LEÃO started his career as a singer in the capital of Europe, in 1994, as he was trusted to recorded "Pombo Branco"in the album "Pe 115" by Carlos Nando. MICKO LEÃO sang the rap that means "White Dove" and it is still played today for millions of people on the national radio in his native country. That rap that symbolizes the end of a 30 years civil war is acclaimed by the Angolan Press Angop, in Africa and Europe.
From 1994 till 1997, MICKO LEÃO toured in Belgium and the Netherlands with divers groups of artists singing rap, rock, reggae, music from Angola and Uganda, performing in European festivals and places with television and radio exposure such as The Botanique, Emergenza Rock, Vakantiebeurs,aso. In 1998, MICKO LEÃO began to perform as lead vocal and he gave two concerts as a volunteer to benefit Guinee Buissau and ex-Zaire, Congo. In that concert of solidarity, the President of the Belgian Senate appreciated so much the talent of the singer songwriter that he changed the citizenship of MICKO LEÃO who became Belgian.
MICKO LEÃO with his CD "Dreams of Life" offers to the people "Life", Hope and Love as the singer likes to fight for equal rights, justice and peace around the world. MICKO LEÃO can sing different kinds of music such as the Angolan Semba, the Reggae, Afro beat, Slow, Dance, the Latino, the Brazilian style and Western influences. His activism and that blended music surely make of MICKO LEÃO an innovator in the industry of the music for the next decades!
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