4 February 2013

Angola: Singer Calo Pascoal Defends Greater Attention to Local Music

Luanda — The Angolan musician Caló Pascoal defended on Sunday in Luanda, the need to pay greater attention to national music and musicians, aimed at enhancing and disclosing their contribution in affirming the country's songbook.

Speaking to ANGOP, the artist moved to be raised to the public all the work done by the Angolan instrumentalists, including a repertoire consisting only of instrumental songs.

"It is important that the work of Angolan musicians is consumed by the public and this will happen only with the publication of disks whose music is simply instrumental," he stressed.

According to Calo Pascoal, it is necessary to make a serious engagement in instrumental music, given its trajectory and importance, with greater emphasis on the songs produced over the years 1960 to 1980 by instrumentalists such as Baião, Sebastião Matumona, Voto Trinity, Pakito, Manico and Marito, some soloists who left their mark on the market.

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