9 December 2012

Angola: Internationalization of Angolan Music Considered Necessary

Luanda — The Angolan musician Matias Damásio considered Saturday here necessary to boost, value and internationalize the music made in Angola so as to strengthen the national culture.

The artist said so to Angop during the sale and autograph signing session of his third album entitled "Por Angola" at Luanda's Independence Square.

According to him, the Angolan music has been shaped by a range of historical, political and social influences that the country has experienced and that led it to its claim, recovery and internationalization.

The singer said that semba, merengue, kazukuta, kilapamga, rebita, kuduro, olondudongo, moda-cabecinha, kizomba, makino, ocatita, ossawaia, elessemba, chinganji and chianda are typical Angolan music genre, which highlights the importance of the national culture, supported by the sound of its drums, ochingufu, pwita, dicanza, marimba and reco-reco, among others.

Matias Damásio also said that the Angolan music is on good path due to its evolution throughout the years.

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