The story of our music, Nando’s Afro-Luso, is as fascinating as the story of our peri-peri chicken. Just as the first peri-peri chicken was first cooked on the white beaches of Mozambique and made famous by Nando’s ever since, the music from Mozambique has similarly infused music styles around the world. For instance: Did you know that Mozambican music influenced the Brazilian genre maxixe (derived from Maxixe in Mozambique)? There is also a Cuban music style called Mozambique!
At Nando’s we embrace this fusion of cultures and the music that you hear in our casas reflect both our Lusophone heritage through the music from Brazil, Angola and the Cape Verde Islands, to the wide range of fusion and popular music styles from across the African continent.
In our casas you will also hear a good deal of music by South African artists, too. This is of course because the first Nando’s opened its doors in Rosettenville, Johannesburg in 1987. From honouring the likes of Miriam Makeba to Johnny Clegg, you will also hear the best of more recent South African greats, such as The Soil, Thandiswa Mazwai, Zahara and many more. We pride ourselves in showcasing not only South African artists on our walls, but also playing the music of a wide range of South African artist in our casas that capture the flavour of Nando’s.
We love supporting up-and-coming artists, so this year you can expect to hear some of the latest sounds from Mozambique in our casas, along with fresh South African talent and the latest Afro-Luso sounds from across the globe.