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I just knew that in Brazil Kuduro is played in the bars of the Angolan community and maybe on some global urban beats parties until I found out after a comment from Greg from Beat Diaspora on my Kuduro Mixtape that it was well bigger and that there was a Kuduro dance competition happening on Brazilian TV. But the whole thing is much less Funk Carioca oriented than one could think:
It has been a really big thing in the carnival of Salvador da Bahia!
DJ Panafricano brought Kuduro to Bahia already in 2000 and soon founded the “Academia de Kuduro Bahiano Angola” to promote the music and dance. But it was only in 2009 when Kuduro came out big and the band Fantasmão had one of the hits of the carnival 2009. In their track “Kuduro” they sing about the new fashion from Angola. And the major stars like Ivete Sangalo, Daniela Mercury, Margareth Menezes and Carlinhos Brown played Kuduro-style tracks and had special participations by Angolan artists like Yuri da Cunha (on the foto with the bloco Polimania) and Dog Murras. The latter teamed up with another Brazilian pioneer of Kuduro, the Samba-Pop-Axé-Band Psirico.
I am curious how it will be this year!
Very interesting documentary by Jorge Antonio about Kuduro and impressive pics from Luanda.
The bad news: it’s in Portuguese only, but definitely worth watching anyway.
Here is some little information in English.
I got some messages asking for more Kuduro tracks so here are some add-ons.
First, it’s the recently released Foça Kuduro EP on Flamin’ Hotz that I kindly received from Casi. As most of the tracks have been posted already on other blogs I just link to them in the tracklist below. Download and additional information is avilable there.
Don’t forget to buy it if you like it.
A1. Frederic Galliano Kuduro Sound System – Ate Quando feat. Pai Diesel
A2. DJ Patrick JC – Do Volante feat. Puto Lilas
A3. DJ Tecas – Bate No Peito (Com Respeito)
B1. DJ Patrick JC – Sem Maneiras
B2. Frederic Galliano Kuduro Sound System – Isto E Kuduro
B3. Frederic Galliano Kuduro Sound System – Continental Kuduro feat. Rub A Dub Market
And then here is more stuff from Luanda:
And at last here are some more links for downloading Kuduro:
Kuduro is a music style from Angola that is known for its pushing electronic beats and heavy rap. Because of the influences from African rhythms it is sometimes described as Afro-Techno. It was created in the 90’s by Tony Amado. The word Kuduro has two meanings: On the one hand, it refers to the Portuguese words for “hard ass” and on the other hand, it corresponds to “location” in the traditional Kimbundu language.
It is known as well for it’s crazy dance style with fast shaking knees and elements of break-dance. Due to the music’s production in small home studios and its similarities in the style and context, the sound is often compared to funk carioca. In Angolas capital Luanda, the promotion is mainly being carried out by local mini van drivers during their on-duty service. They play new tracks and only if these tracks turn into hits there, the songs have a chance to be eventually put on CD.
Angolan migrants brought the sound to the suburbs of Lisbon where an own variation of the sound emerged. The most prominent artist representing this type of music today is probably Buraka Som Sistema. It was then French DJ and producer Frédéric Galliano who introduced Portuguese and Angolan Kuduro artists to a wider audience. He went on to create the Kuduro Sound System.
Recently some voices said that the fashion of Kuduro is declining, but other facts suggest a more positive development: Mad Decent recently released an EP in the Hollertronix series dedicated to Kuduro.
So, I’ve got some fresh kuduro tracks, thanks Thomas!
01. Bruno M – Tá Vené
02. Os Vagabanda – Dois Tok
03. Rodrigão feat. Panda – Olha Hora
04. Puto Prata – Fala Yoyo
05. Puto Langa – Soldado Na Casa
06. Bruno M – To Rosa
07. Os Defayas – Ta La 3
08. Famila O P – Ngaxi
09. Os Lambas – Tá Faltar + 1
10. DJ Buchinho – Nail
11. DJ Tony – M.P. La
12. DJ De Gala – Azar
13. B.K. feat. Ti Lamba – É No Gueto
14. Yanilson – Faço 2 Tiro 2
By the way, the image above shows the proposal for the future flag of Angola that hasn’t been ratified yet.
Get kuduro MP3s here for example.