Sunday, January 27, 2013
Memórias Artur Nunes
its only sad that there is so little information on the net about such giants as Artur Nunes .
all I could gather in bits and pieces:
Artur Nunes was born in Barrio Cuba, Sambizanga in 1950 to an Angolan mother and a North American father
More than a legend in his time,Artur Nunes was the angelic voice and one of the most influential composers in the pre-independence days of revolutionary Angola.
His songs drew inspiration from kombas,the funeral rites where women sang laments… His unique style for “songs of the soul” earned him the nickname, “the Spiritualist.” From 1972-76, he recorded a dozen singles, plus two songs on the 33rpm collection Rebita 75.
He perished in Sambizanga in the aftermath of the May 27th, 1977 unfortunate protests .
Artur Nunes material is fully presented in this collection from Colecção Poeira no Quintal,a project launched by Rádio Nacional de Angola,
all the 26 songs he recorded from the late 60's through the 70's with these backing bands:
02-Jovens do Prenda-Anangola Yá Dila
03-Jovens do Prenda-Uá Eu Muangola
04-Jovens do Prenda-Kalumba Kami
05-Jovens do Prenda-Kizua Ki Nguifua
06-Jovens do Prenda-Mana
07-Jovens do Prenda-Tia
08-África Rítimos-Ku Zambizanga
09-África Rítimos-Minha Rola
10-África Rítimos-Hó Kitadi
11-África Rítimos-Ngongo Tolo Mona
12-Jovens do Prenda-Mena
13-Jovens do Prenda-Nguma
01-Jovens do Prenda-Ngola Tua Itambula
02-Os Kiezos-Ho yó Monandengue
06-Jovens do Prenda-Laura
07-África Rítimos-Não Sei Porquê
08-Os Merengues-Kubanza Kua Anangola
09-Jovens do Prenda-Zinha
10-Jovens do Prenda-Ku Muxito Kwala Anangola
11-Jovens do Prenda-Mukila
12-Jovens do Prenda-Belina
13-Jovens do Prenda-Njila Yá Kuako
if you have more biographical details to contribute please welcome