Simple songs from Angola
November 11, 2014 9:22 PM   Subscribe

Can you help me find melody and text to music that would be well known in Angola?

We have a new ESL student from Angola and we want to ask him to help teach the class (late elementary) a popular song, perhaps a folk melody, something simple. But in case he's shy about it, I'd love to have a few well known songs from Angola, in Portuguese, in my back pocket, so that I might ask if any of them are familiar to him.
posted by stray to Education (3 answers total)
 
The Kafala Brothers are probably the best-known, I think. They're really rather good.
posted by ComfySofa at 3:05 AM on November 12, 2014


Possibley Cesaria Evora, even tho she's from Cape Verde she does sing in Portuguese.
posted by sio42 at 5:01 AM on November 12, 2014


My Dad used to sing us a lullaby called "Laleepo" that he knew from growing up in Angola. Unfortunately, I just tried googling it and can't find it. Maybe I am spelling it wrong. But you could ask your ESL student if he is familiar with it. It is a very pretty song.
posted by LauraJ at 3:17 PM on November 24, 2014


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