Bonga Kuenda, Icon of Angolan music Bonga is on first-name terms with the stars and has given true meaning to the concept (albeit multifaceted) of ‘Africanness’. From Luanda to Rotterdam, Paris to Lisbon, and everywhere else, Bonga belongs to that caste of African singers who have sublimated their roots. His rasping, powerful voice is immediately identifiable and anyone listening to his albums remains entranced from start to finish. With its eighteen tracks, this “Best of” illustrates a fascinating career that spans different periods and continents with the Atlantic Ocean as its connecting thread.
He was born José Adelino Barcelo de Carvalho in Kipri in 1943, but changed his name to Bonga Kuenda when he reached his teens, already showing a keen awareness of the realities of Portuguese colonialism. He learned about music from his father, a fisherman and accordionist, and rapidly grasped its potential impact when linked to the political aspirations of his generation and an inexhaustible melancholic vein. Here is the song “Kambua”
listen too Mulemba Xangola.
Thank God it´s Christmas ! today i worked the last day before x-mas ………fine
Merry Christmas to all of you and thank you for enjoying the Portuguese music.
In portuguese :-)
And now, Luisa Maria Vilar Braamcamp Sobral (18 September 1987) is an Portuguese singer and songwriter. Her recent Christmas song: “Natal Mais Uma Vez”
Ana Lúcia Moniz Pereira (Lisbon, September 9, 1976) is an English singer and actress.
Her beautiful song “Play a Sound to Me”
Klepht is a Portuguese band formed in 2000 but only released their first album in 2008. One of their latest songs:
B Fachada, stage name of Bernardo Fachada (Lisbon, 1984) is a portuguese songwriter and multi-instrumentalist.
One of his successfully songs here, in Portugal: “Como Calha”
Tiago Bettencourt is a Portuguese singer who was born in Coimbra, and now lives in Lisbon. Working together with Mantha they are a great duo! Listen to their awesome song “Eu Esperei”:
At 65 years old, Philip Mendes is known as Phil Mendrix by his virtuosity on electric guitar, having Jimi Hendrix as a reference. This week he celebrated his 50 years career!
Miguel Gameiro, born in Lisbon in 1974, is a portuguese pop and alternative musician. In 2010, he started a solo career, after some years in the band Pólo Norte. Here’s his song “O teu nome”:
Formed in 2006, the blues band “The Soaked Lamb” is composed by six musicians multi-instrumentalists.
The voice of Mariana Lima Balas “Singing Black Coffee”