Occur Goes Global - The Music of Angola

Monday, June 22, 2015 at 6:00 AM
Melissa Bobbitt

  Music   Since claiming independence from Portugal in 1975, Africa’s seventh-largest country retained its inhabitants’ love for rhythm and storytelling. From semba’s binaural spirit to kuduro’s fascination with the ephemeral, we will introduce you to five of Angola’s top artists.    Bonga  The gritty yet consoling vocals, the choppy and chiming stringed instruments and the soft patter of drums—these elements are what trailblazer José Adelino Barceló de Carvalho (aka Bonga) is all about. He’s credited with popularizing the... READ MORE