Tag: Angola

Kimbundu Music – Teka Dya Kingudi (Angola, 1984, Centre International des Civilisations Bantu)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Teka Dya Kingudi“, a breezing & amazing catchy deep Afro Folk track, field recorded by the legendary French musicologist Charles Duvelle the 2nd of may 1984 in Luanda (Angola) for the Centre International des Civilisations Bantu (CICIBA), sung in Kimbundu (Mbundu tribe’s langage) and played on a xylophone.

The instrument you can listen there is a “Madimba” (a mounted 20-key xylophone with calabash-gourd resonators).

Two musicians are involved here : Amindo da Fonseca plays in the upper register, and Joao Francisco plays in the lower register in this musical composition in which the instrumentalists are also the singers, and which is usually performed during funeral services.

Kimbundu Music – Teka Dya Kingudi (Angola, 1984, Centre International des Civilisations Bantu)

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/MyY89UEdmjk

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Have a nice Wednesday, see you on next Sunday for another musical (re)discovery !

Armand de Preseau

Bonga – Mama Lala (Angola, 1982, Philips)

Following to this former post, I wanted to share with you for today “Mama Lala“, a nice Angolan Samba track from José “Bonga” Adelino Barceló de Carvalho – Enjoy !

Bonga – Mama Lala 

You can also listen to this track on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/_O9K2ChbP24

Have a nice sunday,

Armand de Preseau

Bonga – Blues 9.9.9. (Angola, 1982, Philips)

For today, and following to this former post, I wanted to share with you “Blues 9.9.9.“, a splendid Bossa Nova Jazz track taken from my favorite album of the Angolan Maestro José “Bonga” Adelino Barceló de Carvalho – Enjoy !

Bonga – Blues 9.9.9.

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/CK3T3SLeBUg

Have a nice day !

Armand de Preseau

Bonga – Ngila (Angola, 1982, Philips)

José – Bonga – Adelino Barceló de Carvalho, one the most famous musician from Angola, was born the 5th of September 1942 in Kpiri (Angola).

He has lived in Angola, Portugal and France, forced to regularly move in the 70’s because of his commitment in struggle for the independence of Angola (former Portuguese colony).

He has released more than 30 albums (his last album was recorded in 2016), and he’s still active today.

I decided to make you discover “Ngila”, a raw and melancholic song taken from my favourite album (his 6th album), “Kualuka Kuetu”.

Bonga – Ngila

Have a nice sunday,
Armand