Grupo Pilon - Leite Quente Funana de Cabo Verde (12" VINYL)
Grupo Pilon - Leite Quente Funana de Cabo Verde (12" VINYL)
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Grupo Pilon - Leite Quente Funana de Cabo Verde (12" VINYL)

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At home, in the islands of Cabo Verde, there was grog, or grogu, a strong sugarcane moonshine not dissimilar to Colombian aguardiente, copiously consumed at Funana parties.

In the diaspora, in Europe, there was leite quente (hot milk).

Grupo Pilon represents the second chapter of the Krioulu diaspora story. In smaller pockets, second generation musicians were independently contributing to one of the most lush periods of cultural innovation by immigrants in Europe. In Luxembourg, in 1986, a group of teenagers formed the largely unknown (outside of Cape Verdean circles) but consistently brilliant band named after the blunt instrument used in the islands to pound corn for Cabo Verde's national dish, cachupa.