Comfusões takes Angolan Pop music from the golden 60s and 70s to Brazil. The songs by legendary singers like Teta Lando, Artur Nunes or Carlos Lamartine are passed on into the hands of the most exciting Braziilan producers of today.
For a long time now Angola has been cut off from the rest of the world due to the civil war raging in the country until 2002. Times have changed. Today the economy is booming and also the magic of the countries music is starting to move beyond the borders of the African continent. Kuduro being the latest craze spreading into the international club culture. Long before that in the 60s and 70s some of the most soulful tunes ever to come out of Africa had been recorded in Angola. It is the melancholy of Portuguese Fado infused with African rhythms (not unlike Cape Verdean music) that makes this music so special.
The title of this compilation is a play on words: meaning either “confusions”, or “with fusions”. The project is a confusing meeting and mingling of two cultures with a shared language (Portuguese) and a somewhat related, yet different history. It is not about conserving culture. It is about continuing a story of exchange that started long ago when the first Africans were forcibly brought to Brasil and over time helped create a vibrant music that has touched people throughout the world. Available in iTunes.