Music from Angola – Davide Zé

David Zé, full name David Gabriel Jose Ferreira (August 23, 1944 – May 27, 1977) was one of the greatest musicians of the Angolan history. Here is the song “Mona Ku Jimbre Manheno “

Music from Angola – Bonga Kwenda

Bonga Kwenda (born José Adelino Barceló de Carvalho, 1943), better known as Bonga, is a folk and semba singer and songwriter from Angola. Bonga was born in the province of Bengo, and left Angola at age 23 to become an athlete, becoming the Portuguese record holder for the 400 metres (Angola was at the time one of Portugal’s five African colonies). He had already begun his singing career at age 15. Here is the song “Mona ki ngi xica”