Ends another year in which the Angolan musicians have had reasons to celebrate your success with releases from disks of different musical styles and shows.
But this was a year marked by the disappearance of major figures who helped develop the Angolan music, such as Mamborro, Zecax, Manax, Nito Nunes, Duia and Chaudhary Artz.
Luanda was the market further explored by the artists, with the sales sessions and Autograph signing in Independence Square. For shows the singers used the usual stages, as the Cine Tropical Atlantic, and the 70.
The highest point of artistic activities was the “peace Festival”, held at the New Marginal, to the beach of the Bishop, to celebrate the ten years of peace in Angola, reported on April 4 of this year, which brought together the best singers of today and also had the participation of comedians The Ronda and double Tuneza and Lembinha.
Semba, kizomba, kilapanga and kuduro won international markets. Luanda hosted the third edition of the International Festival of Kuduro, named “I love Kuduro”, a style originating in Luanda.
The festival had the imprint of a promoter of band that you have chosen for the show big names of kuduristas, Bruno M, Night and Day, Own sandpaper, Droppings, tracks featuring Nacobeta, Agre-G, Game Walla, Prince black gold, President, Nicol Ananaz and Big Nelo.
Came from abroad some electronic music that have joined the party, as Louie See, Diego Miranda, Wretch 32, Marteira, Ousunlade, Anané See, John Digweed, Hernán, Cattneo, Petre Inspirescu, Mietzekatze Man, Simon Muller and Francesco Zappala. The National Union of artists and writers (UNAC) began to be awarded to artists professional card allowing the musicians to carry out artistic activities across the country.
The first to receive the professional card was the King of Angolan music, Elias dya Kimuezo.
Gospel music will also conquer your space in relation to previous years. This year have been released many albums and performed various shows gospel, in Luanda and some provinces. The Brother Sofia launched this year on independence square, his sixth CD, titled “Globalization”. The artist believes that gospel music today has managed to achieve the desired popularity. In Angola there is already a good number of singers of sacred music. Today we can talk about good gospel musicians who are developing the art of singing, with the Christian message, as Dodo Miranda, Target, Bambila, sister Guy Joly Macanda and João Saldanha.
This year was a time of glory in that the main references of gospel music performed several shows at the Atlantic Film Festival with participation of foreign musicians. Guy Fate held a concert with a thousand spectators.
Gospel activities the year was marked with the show “Angola praising one God” accomplished, in the Citadel, in Luanda. Participated in the show musicians like Lioth Kassoma, Sophia, Sister Martijn Buila, Vote Gay and Evangelical Band Sun of Jesus.
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