"Calypso Frelimo" from the album "Get Up with It" (1973)
I ask help from all of Miles Davis fans.
I look for information about the title "Calypso Frelimo".
The title refers to FRELIMO (FRENTE DE LIBERTAÇÃO DE MOÇAMBIQUE = MOZAMBIQUE LIBERATION FRONT), the anti-Portuguese guerrilla movement founded in 1961 that fought to reach independence. On June 25, 1975 Mozambique gained its independence from Portugal.
"Calypso Frelimo" comes from the album "Get Up with It" collecting tracks recorded between 1970 and 1974 by Miles Davis and released on November 22, 1974 as a double LP.
"Calypso Frelimo" was recorded on Columbia Studio E, New York City September 17, 1973 (source: wikipedia).
So the title is associated with the Mozambican guerrilla movement, now a political party ruling Mozambique from its independence.
What I look for is more information about the title, how it came to Miles' mind, at what point Miles was involved and committed with African rebel movements that spread all over african colonies during the 60s and 70s.
Did he talk to people from FRELIMO or other liberation movements in Africa? Did he at any time refered to his committment or sympathy with liberation causes in Africa?
Is there a video, a book, a newspaper that I can find about it?
Can anyone help me?
Thank you very much.
João Paulo (jpfdlop), Porto, Portugal