Born in Chubuto in 1950, in the Gaza province in Southern Mozambique, José Mucavele is an outstanding composer who developed a rich and innovative musical language. By mixing elements of traditional music with urban genres, José Mucavele is able to achieve a unique sound. His music is equally as complex and refined: complex rhythms on his untraditionally tuned guitar invite deep and exciting vocal melodies. 
José Mucavele spends a huge part of the year collecting musical elements from the vast and rich musical heritage of Mozambique.