Waldemar Bastos (Credit: waldemarbastos.com)

Waldemar Bastos was born in Portuguese Angola in 1954. He was forced into exile during the post-independence civil war, but despite all the hardships and tragedy in his life (a son was killed in a Lisbon club) Bastos embraces beauty and positivity in his music. His new album "Classics of My Soul" is like one big affirmation of everything that's beautiful in life. Some of the songs were performed with The London Symphony Orchestra.

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