Singer Alba Clington laid to rest in Alto das Cruzes cemetery

  • Cemitério do Alto das Cruzes em Luanda
Luanda – The singer, dancer and actress of theater Alba Clington unavoidable personality of the Angolan artistic mosaic was last Monday buried in the Alto das Cruzes cemetery in Luanda.

Maria Alba de Sousa e Almeida Clington died last Thursday in Luanda at the age of 91.

Daughter of Demóstenes de Almeida, the man of the São Silvestre international race competition and of Domingas Van-Dúnem despite being considered as one of the best female voices of 1950s, lived the last times in anonymity.

However, in her years of glory, she shared the stage among other artists with the Angolan Lili Tchiumba, the sisters Montez and even with the French Edith Piaf who is a world music icon for whom she wrote a song.

The singer lived the party of the Angolan independence, worked with the president Agostinho Neto, but the disaster of losing a son to war among other dislikes, imposed her to exile in France.

Therefore, not having adapted to life in Paris, she return to Luanda 25 years later where she lived until the time of her death.

Maria Alba de Sousa e Almeida Clington leaves two sons, grandsons and great grandsons.

 

Maria Alba de Sousa e Almeida Clington died last Thursday in Luanda at the age of 91.

Daughter of Demóstenes de Almeida, the man of the São Silvestre international race competition and of Domingas Van-Dúnem despite being considered as one of the best female voices of 1950s, lived the last times in anonymity.

However, in her years of glory, she shared the stage among other artists with the Angolan Lili Tchiumba, the sisters Montez and even with the French Edith Piaf who is a world music icon for whom she wrote a song.

The singer lived the party of the Angolan independence, worked with the president Agostinho Neto, but the disaster of losing a son to war among other dislikes, imposed her to exile in France.

Therefore, not having adapted to life in Paris, she return to Luanda 25 years later where she lived until the time of her death.

Maria Alba de Sousa e Almeida Clington leaves two sons, grandsons and great grandsons.