Chalo Correia

Angola

 

Chalo Correia is a talented singer-songwriter born in Luanda, the capital of Angola, in 1968. He lived his childhood in the most intense and blazing music period of Angola (70s). During that time he got to meet musicians from revolutionary bands like Os Merengues, and Os Kiezos that would influence his future music. He moved to Portugal in the beginning of the 90s, where he had valuable lessons with the great Cape Verdean musician Paulino Vieira, and played with the Angolan guitarist José Mueleputo. Living in Lisbon for more than 20 years, Chalo Correia has been battling with a passionate fervency in spreading the roots of Angolan music in Europe and Brasil. 

Chalo composes new original songs with acoustic instruments, towards creating a distinctive sound that aims to innovate the Angolan music respecting the origins. His debut album, released this June 2015, is named  "Kudihohola" - a Kimbundo word that means "recover from hangover" or "restart" - and that´s how Chalo restarts by revisiting the ancient rhythms of Angola. The organic and explosive sounds of the traditional styles Semba, Rebita, Rumba and kazucuta are presented by his peculiar way of song writing with a contemporary vision. His lyrics are influenced by memories of his life in Angola, and the life experience in the multicultural environment of Lisbon. The Album Kudihohola was selected for best popular music, in Angolan Music awards 2016.

In July 2017 Chalo Correia released his second album, "Akuá Musseque", in Portugal at Club B.leza and in the Netherlands in Africa Festival Hertme (NL)

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