Take Note! Afro-Lisbon Electric

Over the past six months or so (if not longer&#8211;see our coverage of Batida), we&#8217;ve been hearing an increasing stream of fascinating music coming out of Lisbon. While we&#8217;ve long known that the Portuguese metropolis had a large and musically ...<a class="meta-nav" href=""> Read more &#187;</a>

Kuduro Diva Titica Drops “Mãe”

Titica has become one of the most successful and beloved divas of kuduro against great odds. She is the first popular transgender singer in Angola, a country where homosexuality is illegal. Titica, who trained in ballet, began her career as ... Read more &#187;

Angola Soundtrack 2: Hypnosis, Distortions & Other Sonic Innovations 1969​-​1978

1961 was the year the Portuguese colonial government officially banned carnival in the musseques (African ghettos) of Angola, an act of cultural repression that (as so often is true) had the opposite effect. Instead of remaining silent, the people of ...<a class="meta-nav" href=""> Read more &#187;</a>

DJ Marfox Does A Barrel Roll into Lisbon

Over the past decade, DJ Marfox, has earned a reputation as one of the leading lights of Lisbon’s dance scene by blending the distinct sounds of the city&#8217;s fiercely independent DJ scenes to produce a potent mixture increasingly popular among ...<a class="meta-nav" href=""> Read more &#187;</a>