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Batida’s Heartwarming ‘Céu’ Video Follows The Story Of A Child Astronaut

Angolan-Portuguese producer Batida shares his new music video for “Céu” featuring François & the Atlas Mountains.


Angolan-Portuguese producer Batida aka Pedro Coquenão has been a busy man lately, releasing an album with Konono N°1 and fighting for social justice and the freedom of 16 detained young activists in Angola.

The producer is now sharing his latest music video for “Céu,” a track that was originally meant to be a remix of French-British pop group François & the Atlas Mountains.

Batida mentions that the song is “about dreaming awake, losing your ground and dealing with it the most positive way to be able to keep dreaming. It’s about lost and transformation.”

Watch the heartwarming music video for “Céu,” directed by Vasco Vala, below.

Catch Batida live on August 14 at Okayafrica’s NYC SummerStage show alongside Mbongwana Star and Young Paris and on his upcoming tour dates.

Batida Tour Dates

MAY

14 - Konono Nº 1 Meets Batida - Music Meeting Festival - Nijmegen, NL

15 - MURO - Festival de Arte Urbana - Carnide, PT

28 - Off Fest - Skopje, MKD

JUNE

2 - Batida DJ Set - Boilerrom Stay True Portugal - Lisbon, PT

18 - Fête de La Musique - Brussels, BE

25 - Glastonbury Festival - Glastonbury, UK

JULY

14 - Batida DJ Set - Picnic Sessions - Madrid, ES

16 - Batida - Uma Lata DJ Set - Super Bock Super Rock - Lisbon, PT

17 - Walthamstow Garden Party - London, UK

21 - Konono Nº 1 Meets Batida - Pirineos Sur - Lanuza, ES

22 - Music I Lejet Festival - Tisvildeleje, DK

AUGUST

14 - Summerstage Festival - Central Park - New York, USA

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Killbeatz needs no introduction. The producer born Joseph Addison is one of the biggest hitmakers as far as afrobeats is concerned. From R2Bees to Sarkodie to FuseODG to M.anifest, Killbeatz has blessed your favorite singers and rappers alike with the soundtracks to their biggest hits. From the azonto era to the global spread of afrobeats, his contribution to African music as a whole cannot be overstated.

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Despite producing for the crème de la crème of the Ghanaian music industry as well as several international artists over the length of a decade, the highly-influential producer and instrumentalist never had a project of his own. Now he has set out to change that. In October 2020 Killbeatz dropped his debut EP, titled Love and Happiness.

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