Musician. Dancer. Choreographer.
Casimiro is a professional African dancer, choreographer, dance instructor and musician based in Winnipeg Canada. Born in Mozambique, Africa, he has been a dance professional since 1982. Starting his career as dancer, Casimiro then became the Principal Dancer, and then the Artistic Director of the Mozambique National Song and Dance Company.
Casimiro is the Artistic Director and Founder of NAfro Dance Productions in Winnipeg, Canada. Although Casimiro is an African contemporary artist, his artistic inspirations are from African traditional culture & traditions where dance & music come from the same pot.
As a musician, Casimiro is leader of the Kalahari drumming group, and the NAfro Band as well being a member of Bafana drumming group, the Million Civilian Band and Afri-Can Band. He has composed music that has been played on Radio Mozambique and CBC Radio. He was commissioned by the National Film Board of Canada to compose music for the animated short “Mind Me Good Now”.
Casimiro has been nominated four times for the Western Canadian Music awards - for his 3 albums “Makonde", "Gweka", "Ximbombo", and for the 2020 Global Artist of the year. In 2011, Casimiro had the opportunity to perform for the opening of the 2011 African Games, Maputo Mozambique. Throughout his career Casimiro has performed in 28 countries. In Winnipeg he has performed at numerous festivals including the Winnipeg International Jazz Festival and the Winnipeg Folk Festival Friday Series.