Slacker Logo

Bonga

Advertisement
Advertisement

Biography

Kuenda Bonga (born: Barcelo de Carvallo) is one of Angola's most important post-independence vocalists. A blend of Angolan, Portuguese and Brazilian influences, Bonga's music has been described as "Latin sentimentality with a touch of Gypsy and Flamenco". Originally a professional soccer player, Bonga attracted attention with his husky voice and pro-independence songs in the early '70s. Forced into exile, Bonga divided his time between Paris and Lisbon. While in Europe, he was exposed to musicians from other Portuguese speaking countries, including Brazil, and became enchanted by the sounds of the samba. Following Angola's independence in 1979, Bonga returned to his homeland and performed with the government-supported orchestra, Semba Tropical. Bonga's 1996 album, Swinga Swinga -- The Voice of Angola 102% Live, was recorded during his performance at the Heimeit Klange Festibval in Berlin the previous year. ~ Craig Harris
Read All Read Less

Top Tracks

  1.   Track
    Popularity
  2.   Poeira
  3.   Kianje
  4.   Nucos da Buala
  5.   Moname
  6.   Kapakaio
  7.   Kiamangongo
  8.   Marimbondo
  9.   Mariquinha
  10.   Vira Moda
  11.   Kaxexe
  12.   Zukada
  13.   Balumukeno
  14.   Aname
  15.   Kua Sanzala
  16.   Rumba Miloca
  17.   Sarabanda
  18.   Komboxa
  19.   Ungu-Dikanza/Galinha Kassafa
  20.   Mutokodias
  21.   Corrumba
  22.   Malé
  23.   Kissueia
  24.   Budum
  25.   Kubangela
See All Songs

Related Stations & Specials

Artists Related to
Bonga

Baaba Maal

FEATURED

Youssou N'Dour

FEATURED

Dobet Gnahore

FEATURED

Tarika

FEATURED

Salif Keita

FEATURED

Thomas Mapfumo

FEATURED

King Sunny Ade

FEATURED

Miriam Makeba

FEATURED

Papa Wemba

FEATURED

Oumou Sangare

FEATURED

Cheikh Lô

FEATURED

Femi Kuti

FEATURED

Habib Koité

FEATURED

Kekele

FEATURED

Ismaël Lô

FEATURED

Manu Dibango

FEATURED

Fela Kuti

FEATURED
See All Related Artists

Loading Sliders...
  1. + -
  • GUESTS
  • CHAT
Some UserSample Msg
Advertisement

Advertisement

LIVE STREAM... SOCIAL RADIO STREAM...

LIVE STREAM... SOCIAL RADIO STREAM...
Casting to |