South Africa is renowned for
its diverse cultures, and music is but one of the
offerings the country proudly boasts. Today, Angolan
born DJ Dino Bravo calls South Africa his home and
adds much vibrance and skill to the profession that
has captured his heart and soul – music.
Africa has been home to Bravo for quite some time.
After being raised in Cuba, he moved to South Africa
in the early 90s and has adapted perfectly to the
lifestyle and culture that the country is known for.
His music inspiration hails from the strong Samba,
Latino and African rhythm he is accustomed to and
the result of this unique blend is a host of
infectious combinations of musical styles. Music has
forever been ingrained in this artist’s soul and his
entry into the music world goes back to the days of
his youth where he enjoyed break-dancing and
No musical style goes unnoticed and his musical
repertoire includes that of hip-hop, kwaito, bhangra,
pop, plus much more. Each style is influenced and
complemented by the unique flavour he adds each
It was inevitable that such talent would be noticed
– Bravo caught the attention of DJ Fresh at
Intersections nightclub in Randburg. The fellow DJ
enjoyed Bravo’s unique style of mixing and
interesting song selection, and this led to an
invite onto DJ Fresh’s YFM show. Exposure on-air saw
the concept of the ‘mega-mix’ being born and Bravo
began to gain a following of fans across South
Africa. He continued to perform to crowds all over
the country and it became evident that this artist
was one to watch.
Soon after, he released his first CD entitled Bravomania in
2003. This platinum certified album included
collaborations with some of South Africa’s finest
musical talent including Kabelo, Skwatta Kamp, Malik,
Proverb, Black Jack, and DJ Fresh, to name but a
Bravo remains ever faithful to his indigenous sounds
but has continued to reinvent himself over the
years. The result of this is the great-sounding
rhythms that have, and continue to, set many a dance
floor alight! His ongoing evolution proves that he
is able to constantly adapt to the latest music
trends, sounds and techniques.
By remaining connected to his roots and influences
he is able to create sounds that he himself loves.
As a result, his music is forever filled with soul
and rhythm, and has the ability to reach and touch
people. His musical creations unite cultures and are
inspired from the soulful meaning of music.
His passion reaches far beyond the decks and he has
shown a keen interest in producing – yet another
talent that remains to be truly showcased.
Bravo’s success is thanks to his hard work, long
hours and true dedication (no matter what it takes)
when creating the music. DJ Dino Bravo is a true
reflection of the potential that exists within the
music industry. It is the combination of his love
for music and the determination he has to share this
music that sets this artist apart from the crowd and
it is this very quality that keeps him on the minds
of all who share his mania for this wonderful thing
DJ Dino Bravo adapts to any kind of entertainment
environment and his versatility only further
demonstrates his true musical ability.
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