Over 150 people attended our March 13 presentation: a screening of Angola – A History of Popular Music, an award winning documentary by Jorge Antonio. Jorge presented the film and received a spontaneous and sustained burst of applause by the film’s appreciative audience.
This 50 minute documentary takes us from the conception of Angolan popular music back in the late 40s with Liceu Vieira Dias and the Ngola Ritmos, right up to the present day with rap artist Dog Murra and Angola’s own unique electronic beat, Kuduru. The voices and sounds of the nation’s most influential musicians play against the back drop of a country striving for independence.
Jorge António is based in Portugal and Angola but works worldwide as a producer and director in cinema, television and advertising and is an advisor for the Angolan Institute of Cinema. You can puchase his feature film “O Miradouro da Lua” as well as his documentary on dance in Angola, “Outras Frases“ at the next AFG event. The film is in Portuguese with English subtitles.