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Sun, 03 Oct 2010 12:04 - Updated Sun, 03 Oct 2010 12:04

"Dikanza" part of Angolan music identity - Musician


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Luanda – The Angolan musician, Barceló de Carvalho Bonga, Saturday in Luanda highlighted the need  for preservation and regular use of “dikanza”, as an instrument that is part of the Angolan music identity.

The singer said so to Angop on the sidelines of the 20th edition of “Top dos Mais Queridos” top-ten contest, which was won by Yola Semedo.

Bonga said that “dikanza” has its status and place in the arena of the Angolan music, and its regular use is thus needed for both new and old generations.

Bonga was happy about the homage paid to singers who use “dikanza” by the Radio Nacional de Angola (RNA) broadcasting station, saying the youth should play a very important role in valorising this music instrument.

“Youths should use “dikanza” in order to continue with the history. This instrument is part of our identity, and therefore we should secure its integration in the international music,” he said.