Ego Lemos

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Ego Lemos
Born 1972
Genres folk
Instruments vocals, guitar, harmonica
Labels Skinnyfish

Ego Lemos is a permaculturist[1] and singer-songwriter from East Timor[2] who sings in his native tongue, Tetum.[3] His song "Balibo" (featured in the 2009 film Balibo) was awarded best original song composed for the screen at the 2009 Screen Music Awards[4] and a 2009 APRA Award for best song in a film.[5] His debut solo album, produced by Michael Hohnen, was released in 2009.[6] Lemos also plays with the popular East Timorese band Cinco do Oriente,[7] a band named after a band that existed before the 1975 Indonesian invasion of East Timor.[8]


  • O Hele Le (2009) - Skinnyfish Music[9][10]


  1. ^ Fraser, Jill (25 January 2010), "It's not about ego music", Herald Sun 
  2. ^ Elder, Bruce (21 November 2009), "O Hele Le review", Sydney Morning Herald 
  3. ^ Dwyer, Michael (29 January 2010), "O Hele Le", The Age 
  4. ^ Noonan, Kathleen (28 November 2009), "The man has soil and soul", Courier Mail 
  5. ^ Mengel, Noel, "O Hele Le review", Courier Mail 
  6. ^ Purvis, Ray (12 August 2009), "Lemos brings passion to Timorese tradition", The West Australian 
  7. ^ Donovan, Patrick (29 August 2009), "Burdened by the loss, Lemos knew the Balibo score", The Age 
  8. ^ Stewart, Paul (7 March 2009), "THE FACE - Ego Lemos, musician, environmental campaigner", The Australian 
  9. ^ Moran, Jonathon (29 November 2009), "O Hele Le review", Sunday Telegraph 
  10. ^ Williams, Ken (8 November 2009), "O Hele Le review", Sunday Age