Thank you for visiting Cobiana Records. We specialize in promoting and defending the best of music from Guinea-Bissau, West Africa. We feel this music has gone unrecognized in most of the world for too long, and have taken on the challenge of giving it its due. It has been a fun and rewarding adventure so far. If you love the music of Guinea-Bissau or just want to know more, check back in the coming months and you may be pleasantly surprised.

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Zé Manel's African Citizen Sweeps Music Awards

Zé Manel has won both African Album of the Year and African Song of the Year at the Just Plain Folks music awards, with his 2004 release African Citizen. The winning song Voz do Sangue is an adaptation of a poem by first President of Angola Agostinho Neto. Zé Manel's work was chosen among thousands of submissions.

Just Plain Folks is a worldwide community of over 25,000 songwriters, recording artists, music publishers, record labels, and about every other type of member of the music industry.

African Citizen was produced by Cobiana Records in partnership with M10 Records. It is distributed in the United States and Canada by City Hall Records.

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