'Uma música angolana' was born on the stage and conceived for the stage. The new album by Angolan singer-songwriter Aline Frazão is the result of several long-awaited reunions: the reunion with her band, the reunion with an affective collection of rhythms that range from Angolan massemba to Cape Verdean Batuku, via Maracatu and Afoxé from Brazil, the reunion with songwriting and with the never-ending search for a voice that can be expressed through words, through song, but also within the musical Expresses production as a whole.
Aline Frazão grew up in Angola's capital Luanda, came to Lisbon to study at the age of eighteen, then lived in Spain for a long time and has since returned to Luanda. She wrote songs very early on, and in these first compositions she was influenced by a wide stylistic spectrum: Bossa Nova was one of them, jazz as well as the music of Cape Verde. The reference to her Angolan homeland and her Creole roots was always central. Recently she worked as a film music composer for the first time, she also sets texts by Angolan authors to music and has always returned musically to Angola - despite her cosmopolitan enthusiasm for discovery.
"Of all my records, this is perhaps the one to which I have devoted myself most as a music producer, trying to create a sound without borders and at the same time deeply Angolan. To reaffirm my passion for rhythms of African origin around the world, new to interpret, deconstruct and fearlessly invent, these are certainly some of my main motivations for this new album. 'Uma música angolana' is a sonorous universe full of jazz mixes and improvisations, danced to a beat that comes from within the body. Because it is more necessary than ever to reconnect."
'Uma música angolana' has three different meanings in Portuguese: an Angolan song, an Angolan music, an Angolan musician.
Aline Frazão (guitar, vocals)
Mayo (bass and backing vocals)
Marcelo Araújo (drums and backing vocals)
Diogo Duque (trumpet and backing vocals)
Marco Pombinho (grand piano, keyboard and backing vocals)