9 December 2012

Angola: Historian Recognises Mário Clington Contribution in Liberation of Africans

Luanda — The Angolan historian Filipe Artur Vidal recognised on Saturday in Luanda the contribution of the musician Mário Clington in the resistance struggles and freedom of African peoples, in particular Angolan nation.

Called to read the funeral appraisal of the musician, buried on Saturday at Luanda's Alto das Cruzes cemetery, the historian said that since his early age, Mário Clington started the political activities by inheriting them from parents and hoisted the flag of the nationalist fight, through culture, deeply understanding the role played by art and sports.

According to him, Mário Clington was engaged in the youth movement in Paris, France, contributing to the resistance struggles of all latitudes in Europe and America, as well as freedom of African peoples.

Born in 1938, the singer died on Tuesday, victim of illness.

During his musical career, the singer founded the historic groups as Escola de Samba, Fogo Negro and Gongo.

Mário Clington, along with the musician Barceló de Carvalho "Bonga, founded in France, the Afro-Brazilian group Batuki.

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