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Mon, 03 Aug 2009 19:01 - Updated Mon, 03 Aug 2009 19:01

Musician highlights Luanda Jazz Festival


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Luanda – Angolan singer Kizua Gourgel affirmed on Sunday that it was very important the promotion of the first Luanda International Jazz Festival, as it enabled the promotion of interchange between national and foreign singers.

Speaking to Angop, Kizua Gourgel, one of Angolan singers that performed with Sandra Cordeiro at Atlântico Cinema, said that there were lived three days of an environment of perfect harmony.

The source added that Angolan jazz will have its space sometime from now and that this was the first step.

In his turn, Dodó Miranda, another Angolan singer, who participated in the event, said that this festival demonstrated that there is a need to research more about traditional and cultural rhythms to work on them and create sounds.

Mozambican singer Jimm Dldudlu showed that he did not run away from his roots to play jazz but was looking for the tradition and joined it with international styles, “we can do it with samba” he said.

Promoted by Ritek Empreendimentos" in collaboration with Cape Town International Jazz ESPÁfrica, among the singers that performed on Friday were US Yellowjackes, South African Jimmy Dludlu and the Angolans Dódo Miranda and Sandra Cordeiro.

Angolan singers Totó and Paulo Flores, the Brazilian Vanessa da Mata and US Freshly Ground performed on Saturday.

On Sunday, was at Atlântico, Afrikkanitha (Angola), Lira (South Africa), Marcus Wyatt, Language 12, Mcccoy Tyner and Gary Bardz from the United States of America.