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Kuduro: Electronic Music of Angola - Beginnings


In this first episode, Edward traces the roots of Kuduro from the Semba musicians of the 1970s to the nightclubs of 1990s Luanda, where Kuduro began to develop from a dance form to a form of electronic music. He explores how kuduro articulate ideas of ‘Angolanidade’ (Angolan identity) and ‘Carga’ (energy) to connect to Angola’s civil war and its aftermath

Presented by Edward George Produced by Alannah Chance

This series was commissioned for Counterflows Festival 2021 / 2022

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