Albino Mbie was born in Maputo, the capital of Mozambique, a country in southern Africa known for its rich musical and cultural heritage. Fueled by the resourcefulness and determination that have always characterized Mozambicans, he built his first guitar at 16 from a five-liter can of oil, scrap wood, and strings made out of electrical cords. Drawn to the sounds of neighborhood street musicians in Maputo, Mbie began to play in a number of local bands. As with his homemade guitar, he wanted to combine… Show more
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