Lindu Mona | Rosa Afra

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Rosa Afra

by Lindu Mona

World Music from Angola
Genre: World: World Beat
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2. Ngoma
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3. Luanda Tropical
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5. Maiado Kizomba
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6. Dia Rumba
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7. Mama Uê
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8. Mukuatutoma
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10. Tungo Ngo Uê
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11. Mukanda
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12. Mukua Difuba
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13. Rosa Afra
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Album Notes
Português//Portuguese

Nasceu numa Angola ainda sob o domínio colonial português. Filho de um contra-mestre da marinha mercante portuguesa e de uma negra africana natural do Dondo-Angola. Na adolescência cantou em corais da Igreja Adventista e em colégios que frequentou. Nos anos sessenta veio estudar para Portugal. Era o tempo do idealismo e assim iniciou a sua actividade profissional como cantor Pop liderando grupos de dança. Nessa época Portugal e Europa ainda não tinham despertado para a Música Africana. A sua influência é múltipla e diversificada e vai desde a música de raiz etnográfica e tradicional de Angola até ao Jazz, Reggae, Nova Música Improvisada entre outras. Em Lindú Mona o regresso a África é espiritual e físico. Por isso, na sua música sentimos os pássaros e os sons da floresta, o tambor e os passos de dança, os Nzumbi (almas de um outro mundo), o dialecto, e os instrumentos de música tradicional como o Kissange. As palavras dos seus temas são como pinturas que reflectem as feras e a grande fogueira, os senhores e os escravos, os homens BANTOS e os comerciantes de Zanzibar, as terras de Colombo e as ilhas, as tatuagens e a nostalgia negra, o óleo de palma e o feitiço da Alma.

English//Inglês

With a varied and wide range of influences – from Ethnic Angola Music to Jazz, Reggae or improvised music – Lindu Mona represents the physical and mental return to Africa. That’s why, in is first record, «Rosa Afra», one can hear birds and the sounds of the forest, drums and the dancing steps, Nzumbi (souls from the netherworld), the language and the typical instruments, as kissange. The words in their music flow like paintings, reflecting the wild animals and the great fire, the lords and the slaves, the Bantos man and the Zanzibar traders, Colombo..s land and the islands, the tattoos and the black nostalgia – a true porcelain rose: «Rosa Afra». With a strong musical experience, Lindu Mona represents the heritage of the Portuguese colonialism in Angola. Son of a Portuguese sailor and of a African woman from Dondo – Angola, he begun his singing in coral choirs and in the school. Moving to Portugal in the 60..s to complete his studies, he took a chance in the Pop scene, leading dancing groups. It was the time when Portugal and Europe still didn’t knew the African music. In the 70..s, Lindu Mona returned to Africa, where he reabsorbed his music’s roots. That’s when he begun singing Angola and his people, with his hand-drums. The return to Portugal happened in 1975, in the middle of a true Symphonic Rock boom, and recorded albums with bands Tantra and Perspectiva. In the 80..s, Lindu Mona toured extensively with Raúl Ouro Negro and Jorge Fernando, spreading the taste of the exotism of his drumming and voice. Early in the 90..s, Lindu Mona finally became a collective project. Playing shows in festivals such as Mestiçagens and in cult Portuguese halls as Ritz Club and Centro Cultural de Belém, the project grew up and solidly became one of the most important World Music names in Portugal. After a successful first single, released back in 2000 and promoted extensively in all the Portuguese main halls, it was time for Lindu Mona to show their ability in a full-length. On his second album , «Bantu», Lindu Mona brings us the infinite, the sea, the longing, the umbilicus, strength, dream of happiness, and his thoughts about being black. This album is a hymn to Angola. Bantu is man, Bantu is an African man, Bantu is race, Bantu is the root of humanity.


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Rosa Afra
Muito Bom !