Docetones is a four-man band with a unique and soulfully up-tempo sound. They started performing in 2006. “Doce means ‘sweet’ in Spanish, we are a group of young and talented musicians with an interesting musical background”, says lead vocalist Jose Vilandy.
This is truly one innovative band, fusing up-tempo Latin music with the soulful sounds of modern Afro-pop.
“We are more hungrier, vibrant, energetic, and musically powerful than other bands’’, says song writer and base guitarist Justino Camosso. Their most memorable performance was at Zula Bar in September 2010, when they opened for HHP.
“After our performance he came to us and said, ‘you guys just made my job a little more difficult, I now have to work extra hard to make these people dance’, it was a great moment for us musically and personally.”
These young and dynamic musicians are influenced by the likes of Kassav from Cape Veld, Lira, and the legendary Jimmy Dludlu. They released their album titled ‘’Angola’’ end of October this year. The Docetones have faced many challenges of being unrecognised because of their “foreign” and unique sound. They’ve managed to beat the odds and to deliver their beautiful music to Africans, and hopefully, the rest of the world.