Hypnosis, Distortions & Other Sonic Innovations 1969-1978 | Analog Africa

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“When Portuguese repressive measures prevented the small Turmas, street musician groups, from being able to perform in Carnaval celebrations in 1961, a Portuguese civil servant, entrepreneur and Angolan music fan named Luis Montês was already in a position to capitalise on Luanda’s need for a live music scene. His self- designed ‘Kutonocas’, Sunday afternoon live music festivals, delighted a Luandan population hungry for a communication between the city and musseques (townships). It also forced groups to adapt to a different style of playing that would accommodate large stages and broader audiences. They equipped themselves with electric guitars, and fed on the musical influences from Cape Verde, Congo and the Dominican Republic, while staying patriotically true to their own musical legacy and unique rhythms.”

via ▶ Angola Soundtrack 2 – Hypnosis, Distortions & Other Sonic Innovations 1969-1978 | Analog Africa.

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