Musician. Dancer. Choreographer.
Casimiro Nhussi is a well-known world music artist based in Winnipeg. He uses a mix of African traditional instruments combined with all that the contemporary world offers. He is a four-time nominee for the Western Canadian Music Award for ‘Koko’ (2019), “Ximbombo” (2017), “Gweka” (2013) and “Makonde” (2010). Casimiro was also a finalist of the Mozambican Music Award “Ngoma RM 2017”. He has performed at the Winnipeg International Jazz Festival, the Winnipeg Folk Festival, Folklorama Kickoff, Afrikaday in Calgary and Regina’s Afro Festival as well as in 28 countries around the world including performing at the opening of the 2011 African Games in Mozambique. In addition to performing and recording, Casimiro was commissioned by the Canadian National Film Board to compose music for the animated short film “Mind Me Good Now”.
Born in Mozambique, Africa, Casimiro has also been a professional dancer, choreographer, actor, storyteller, composer & songwriter since 1982. He was Artistic Director of the Mozambique National Song and Dance Company before moving to Canada in 1997. In Winnipeg he created and is currently the Artistic Director of Winnipeg’s only African contemporary dance company; NAfro Dance Productions.