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About Gato Preto - this afrofuturistic live act put the essence of „Rockin´Favela Funk“ from Rio,
"Township Grooves" from South Africa and „Hybrid Tech“ named Kuduro from Angola to a new
level. They are today's african music with the sensible ingredients of the last decades international
club-music. Gato Preto producer Lee Bass creates the basis for MC Gata Misteriosa and her
portugese power-punchlines, she grew up in Lisbon and her roots are in Mozambique. Lee is half
Ghanian and German.They both meet and live in Düsseldorf – Germany.
The band built their name through stunning high energetic live performances where they
combine Electronic Beats with powerful live percussions with Gata‘s intense strong voice.
Their new album „Tempo“ can be seen as an invitation to follow both global-bass-travellers on
an imaginary time travel into the past and to join them finding and exploring their african roots.
Combined with rave and steampunk, equipped with digital effect-devices and synthesizers,
supported by senegalese percussions and dancers, Gato Preto fascinate crowds around the
globe: from the beginning till the end they convince everybody around that global bass-power and
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