Deodato Siquir was born into a music blood stream, third generation under the African sky, Maputo — Mozambique. Presenting a world-class music, words in Tonga, his mother tongue mixed with Portuguese and occasional English words. Lyrics focusing on universal themes: Peace, Health and Prosperity.
By the age of 15 he was performing with professional orchestras in Mozambique.
Siquir relocated to Scandinavia ( Sweden & Denmark ) in 2001 and established a large network of collaborators over the years .
He quickly became one of the afro jazz and world music scene’s most in-demand sidemen in Scandinavia.
As a bandleader he released:
Balanço – 2007
Mutema – 2011
The records made a splash in the international world music/jazz arena climbed charts to take a place in World Music Europe’s Top Ten.
«Deodato Siquir’s infectious smile and livewire live performances are likely to spread beyond the circle of admirers he has established in Scandinavia since 2001.” Daniel Brown – Mondomix
On stage, you will meet Siquir at the deep end of his soul delivering a beautiful concert, where you don’t want to miss a second.
Siquir grooves in a magic interaction with his energetic vocals, drums, percussion supported by his fantastic band members on electric bass Isildo Novela (Mozambique) & Steinar Aadnekvam (Norway)
Deodato Siquir – Lead Vocal, Drums, Percussion.
Isildo Novela – Electric Bass.
Steinar Aadnekvam – Semi-Acoustic Guitar.»