April 13th, 2012

Damas de Honor Duro

This is my new favorite thing in the world, and somehow it makes it make more sense that Luanda is the most expensive city on the planet. Sure is rich anyway (here’s a little background, fyi) —

/big tip of the proverbial hat to Farrah Jarral, whose awesome voice I first encountered on Keysound’s classic 00s London mosaic, Margins Music, which I still owe a massive big-up/break-down of a post…


  • 1. unsoundbwoy  |  April 13th, 2012 at 11:33 pm

    did you see that there’s a conference on kuduro happening in luanda at the end of may?
    should be great for anyone in the area


  • 2. wayneandwax  |  April 17th, 2012 at 10:35 am

    whoa, amazing!

  • 3. unsoundbwoy  |  April 23rd, 2012 at 4:38 am

    i’ll let you know how it goes, lots of great people presenting

  • 4. w&w  |  April 23rd, 2012 at 8:42 am

    plz do! i’m impressed this is happening.

  • 5. Gregzinho  |  May 9th, 2012 at 4:56 pm

    I saw the lady in action at the Viradão Carioca (Rio All-Nighter), a Paris/Montreal Nuit Blanche take off, where she was given at 8 pm (really early by Rio time) slot on the stage that was an hour and a half train ride from downtown. Way way way out. She still brought it down and had us all dancing “olha boneco” and “chão chão chão.” I talked to some folks at the Angolan Consulate here in Rio about it today and will hopefully be putting something together for Cluster.

  • 6. Gregzinho  |  May 9th, 2012 at 5:07 pm

    I’m also trying to disentangle the double entendres in her lyrics — gender in language is frustrating when you’re a novice Portuguese student and genius when you’re a transvestite Angolan kuduro MC. Will report back.

  • 7. wayneandwax  |  May 10th, 2012 at 9:36 am

    wowza, greg — let me just say that i look forward to any and all reports back!


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