Texito Langa, is a professional musician, drummer-composer-producer, and arranger. Band Leader, Musical Director, Visual Artist, and Web Developer. Founder and CEO of the Ancient Root Lab Productions Company.
Acclaimed one of Mozambique's top drummers, Texito's versatility knows no boundaries. He has done a lot of remarkable works, nationally and internationally, working with musicians, poets, choreographers, sound healers and Bands from different walks and backgrounds.
He is currently the Musical and Artistic Director for Tp50, a Maputo based cultural grouping composed of artists of different expressions such as music, dance, theatre, photography, which performs thematic shows that integrate the various arts for the dissemination of human values and artistic qualities, through tributes to ideas and people socially exemplary.
He also leads and directs Banda Elástica, a four-piece band that backs Hip-Hop group DRP and Cortadores de Lenha the band behind iconic Hip Hop artist Azagaia.
Besides working with different projects, musicians, artists and bands, Texito leads two of his own personal projects, namely, Mighty Vibration, a Reggae Music project with its focus on spiritual messages and innerstanding featuring his vocals, and a World Music/Afro-Jazz project under his own name where his drumming is the main feature.
Currently working on albums of both projects. Mighty Vibration has already one album available entitled introspective and can be found online in all the digital music stores including the Ancient Root Lab Productions music store at https://ancientroot.co.za.
Maputo based Texito Langa Band is composed by four experienced musicians namely Hélder Gonzaga on the Bass, Valter Mabas on Guitar, Nicolau Cauaneque on keys, and Texito Langa on drums and vocals.
The band plays original compositions authored by Texito, a mixture of smooth, diverse and energetic sounds, ranging from Jazz all the way to Traditional Mozambican Music.
The musicians have been friends for a very long time and working together on various other projects since the 90's. This project, however, is about six years old.
TEXITO LANGA is a multifaceted artist, a versatile composer and bandleader. As a drummer-percussionist, baked in the traditions of African rhythms and dances with a great passion for harmonic adventures and Jazz, Texito keeps his sense of melody writing his own songs. Being a melodic drummer and an improviser, his shows are never the same, even when playing the same songs. Besides taking care of his own personal projects, Texito works as a bandleader, producer and MD for several other artists and groups.
HÉLDER GONZAGA known for his versatility, creativity and for being in current demand is a bachelor in Jazz Performance by the University of Cape Town. With over 20 years of experience, he has performed alongside artists such as Manu Dibango, Lura, Tito Paris, Luis Represas, Aline Frazão to name but a few. His undeniable uniqueness, unmistakable sound and groovy scales can also be heard in albums such as Corners of my soul and in the Groove by Jimmy Dludlu, Kulture Noir by Simphiwe Dana, Ainda Sonho by Afrikkanita and so on.
VALTER MABAS, a highly disciplined individual with a degree in Electronic Engineering is currently finalising his debut solo album. He has played in many festivals around the world, highlighting the collaboration with "Orquestra de Jazz de Algarve" in Portugal where he resided for one and a half year while doing an internship in networking.
NICOLAU CAUANEQUE is a multi-instrumentalist graduated in music at ECA-UEM, Eduardo Mondlane University of Maputo. Born and raised in Nampula province, north of Mozambique, he started playing music at the age of 5 with his father. Currently an instructor at Music Crossroads Academy of Maputo. Nicolau is a musician in demand, seen on Keys or Sax with almost every band in the local scene. He has also done a lot of collaboration with international artists.
Mighty Vibration, a project that presents another strand of Texito's writings and compositions. A Spiritual Conscious Reggae project loaded in lyrical contents that cover subjects of spiritual domain.
With only one album out, introspective, released December 2012, the project started around 1996/97, when Texito, 17 at the time, became aware of the urgent need for spreading the messages of the spiritual world, after realizing the fallacies of materialism. "Sound is one thing that can penetrate the heart and reach the soul, thru sound we can heal or infect consciousness. Spiritual sounds awaken love of God, and this is the love and lover everyone is hankering for." - says Texito. "Mighty Vibration is all about that love and connection with the Supreme Lover. The love of money is the root of all evil."
It was in 1998 that the first version of the project as a band was launched, "Texito Langa & Os Filhos da Luz" that was the name of the project at the time. Two years later Texito decided to renew the project and called it "Jahvibration". Later on, in 2005 he had no choice but to call it "Mighty Vibration" and it shall remain so to the eternity.
for more info about this project visit the website: www.mightyvibration.com