Music from Mozambique – Neyma

Neyma Julio Alfredo (born 6 May 1979) is a Mozambican singer, born in Maputo. Neyma’s passion for music began at a young age where she sang at various events in and around Maputo.However, her breakthrough came when she was given a recording contract and in 1999 released her first album, Brigas. It featured the popular singles “Brigas”, “Mae virtude mais bela” and the well received single, “Praia feliz”, which won her much publicity.

In the summer of 2005, Neyma released Arromba, her most popular album to date which sold more than 40,000 copies in Mozambique alone and had an outstanding sale internationally. The album was well received in Angola, Cape Verde, and Portugal. The album features the self titled single, Arromba which is kizomba genre. Another single off the album which was well received was Lirrandzo, which turned out to be the most popular song the year, and Arromba turned out to be the summer anthem of 2005. Here is the song Como Anima a Marrabenta”

see also A Hi Dzimeni .

Music from Mozambique – Lizha James

Lizha James (1982), Born in Maputo, Mozambique, her music style includes a mixture of rhythms like Marrabenta, Dzukuta Pandza, Reggae, R&B and hip-hop. Here is the song “Gotta Move On”

Music from Portugal/Mozambique – Mariza

Mariza is a very famous fado singer, born in Mozambique, and left Mozambique with 3 years, to move to Portugal. Here’s her song “Rosa Branca“:

This was a Music-Suggestion from Marília, thanks!