Music from Angola – Ruy Mingas

Rui Alberto Vieira Dias Rodrigues Mingas (12 de Maio de 1939) well-known as Ruy Mingas, is Angolan vocalist and guitar player, Ruy Mingas is one of his homeland’s most famous musician and performer. Well known and loved in his home country and beyond since the late 50’s, Mingas has long been known as pioneer in African music. Mixing musical elements of his Afro-Portuguese heritage with jazz and latin music. Here is the song “Birin Birin “

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Music from Angola – Ruy Mingas

Angolan vocalist and guitar player, Ruy Mingas is one of his homeland’s most famous musician and performer.

I tried to hear this song sung by a Portuguese singer (Paul Carvalho) and I discovered that this is the original version.

I was looking for this song: “Os Meninos do Huambo”. It’s a song about the discovery of freedom for these children,  Huambo’s children.