Culture Ministry regrets death of Angolan artists

  • Ministro da Cultura, Turismo e Ambiente, Jomo Fortunato
Luanda - The minister of Culture, Tourism and Environment, Jomo Fortunato, has expressed his sadness at the death of the Angolan artists Inocêncio Manuel Gonçalves "Inó Gonçalves" and Eugénio Bikindoo "Timex".

The performer, percussionist and box fighter of the group Kituxi, Inó Gonçalves died Saturday in Luanda, victim of illness, while the guitarist Eugénio Bikindo "Timex" was murdered Friday, also in the Angolan capital.

Inó Gonçalves was born in Marçal, on June 1, 1949, and has had over 50 years of artistic career in several reference groups in the history of Angolan folk and Traditional Music, especially the Semba School, Pedras Negras, Anazanga, os Gingas, Grupo Cultural da Textang 1, Grupo Teatral Ngongo and Kituxi e seus Acompanhantes.

Timex was born in Cabinda, on December 18, 1958, started his artistic career in 1975, as a rhythm guitar player. He was a member of Bela Negra, Super Coba and Bilombe (an MPLA group).

In 1976, Timex co-founded the group Inter-Palanca with Matadidi Mário Bwana Kitoko and, two years later, created his own group, "Os Malucos".

With Jacinto Tchipa and Kinito formed "Sensacional Maringas", backed by guitarist Carlitos Vieira Dias and businessman Palma Fernandes.

 

 

 

 

The performer, percussionist and box fighter of the group Kituxi, Inó Gonçalves died Saturday in Luanda, victim of illness, while the guitarist Eugénio Bikindo "Timex" was murdered Friday, also in the Angolan capital.

Inó Gonçalves was born in Marçal, on June 1, 1949, and has had over 50 years of artistic career in several reference groups in the history of Angolan folk and Traditional Music, especially the Semba School, Pedras Negras, Anazanga, os Gingas, Grupo Cultural da Textang 1, Grupo Teatral Ngongo and Kituxi e seus Acompanhantes.

Timex was born in Cabinda, on December 18, 1958, started his artistic career in 1975, as a rhythm guitar player. He was a member of Bela Negra, Super Coba and Bilombe (an MPLA group).

In 1976, Timex co-founded the group Inter-Palanca with Matadidi Mário Bwana Kitoko and, two years later, created his own group, "Os Malucos".

With Jacinto Tchipa and Kinito formed "Sensacional Maringas", backed by guitarist Carlitos Vieira Dias and businessman Palma Fernandes.