Angolan artist Alberto Funda called it “Terra do Kuduro”

The exhibition, which consists of 15 works, portrays the daily life of the Angolan people, highlighting Kuduro as a cultural and social tool. The term “Terra do Kuduro” describes the role of this musical style in the cultural consumption of children, young people, and adults, and also serves as a motivational tool for the work dynamics of street vendors, taxi drivers, students, and workers from other areas.

The exhibition aims to provide an immersive cultural experience, taking the audience into the imagination and understanding of the Angolan lifestyle. It was inaugurated on March 25 and will be on display until April 8 at the Makamba Gallery in Lisbon, Portugal. Admission is free.

Alberto Funda, born in 1986, lives and works in Lisbon. He holds a Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from the Faculty of Social Sciences and Education of the University of Lusíada de Lisboa and is also a resident artist at the Makamba Art Gallery. His first individual exhibition, “Colorful Scars”, took place from October 7, 2021, to June 30, 2022, at the Independent Theater of Oeiras. The collection included a set of works painted between 2020 and 2021, in the pandemic context, using mixed techniques (collage, sand, and acrylic on canvas).

Funda also participated in the Room System event at Zomerfabriek in July 2022 in Antwerp, Belgium. In the same year, in March, he participated in the collective exhibition “MESCLA II” of the artists of the Oeiras council, at the Verney Municipal Library-Gallery. In October, he participated in the KWELY event – the first Afrocentric conference in Lisbon, which takes place annually and brings together various speakers and entities for a sharing of knowledge and experiences in their areas of competence.