Music from Angola – Ary

Ariovalda Eulália Gabriel, (10 of August 1986) well-known by his stage name ARY (ready Ari) is Angolan singer performing semba, kizomba and kilapanga. Here is her song “Betinho”

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”

Music from Angola – Filipe Mukenga

Filipe Mukenga, is an Angolan musician and songwriter born in Luanda in 1949. Mukenga started sing in 1964 influenced by  Beatles. He collaborated with bands like Os Brucutus, Os Indómitos, The Five Kings, The Black Stars, os Rocks, os Electrónicos, os Jovens and Apollo XI.

Performing Semba, Afro-jazz, Kilapanga and afro-fusion, Mukenga make miracle with his music. I hope you enjoy this wonderful melody about peace, unity, fraternity and also against  anger and war: “Angola no Coração” (Angola on my heart).

Music from Angola – Yuri da Cunha

Yuri da Cunha,  is Angolan singer form Sumbe, Kwanza Sul province, performing Semba, Kizomba, Kilapanga and also afro pop and modern African music. Here is the song Kuma Kua Kié