Sunday, December 25, 2016
Histórias da Casa Velha is a collection of songs released in Angola,
mainly during the years leading to independence in 1975.
In the 1960s and 1970s, Carlos Lamartine was one of the leading voices
in the struggle against the Portuguese and this collection highlights the difficulties and victories of the liberation movements he was a part of.
This collection reflects the originality and rhythmic diversity of Angolan music,
as well as its social and political roots in pre-independence Angola. Behind every one
of these songs, there is a tragedy, and the tacit acceptance of a troubled history.
But beyond traditional fatalism, these songs also display hope and Angola's then continuous fight