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Step into the soul of Kuduro in our Editorial section, your definitive guide to the vibrant and unstoppable energy of Angolan music. Here, we dive into the rich heritage, the contemporary scene, and the emerging trends that make Kuduro more than just music, but a rhythm that echoes the spirit of Africa.

Through in-depth features, artist interviews, and cultural analysis, we aim to encapsulate the vivid narratives that shape this dynamic genre. So get ready, let the beat of Kuduro lead your curiosity, and immerse yourself in the enthralling stories that await.

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Through the Lens: Luanda’s Cultural Landscape Vibrantly Revealed in Dance, People, and Urban Canvas.

Immerse yourself in Luanda’s cultural landscape through our captivating Photography Editorial. Each image serves as a testament to the city’s unwavering energy, from the infectious beats of Kuduro that echo through the streets, to the charismatic locals who embody the soul of this vibrant metropolis. Marvel at the stunning graffiti...

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...

From Streets to Global Beats: The Dynamic History of Kuduro Music

Explore the captivating journey of Kuduro music, tracing its roots from the vibrant streets of Luanda to its emergence as a global cultural phenomenon. Kuduro, a high-energy music genre, was born out of the lively streets of Luanda, Angola, in the late 1980s. Its origin can be traced back to...

Coreon Du: Pioneering the Kuduro Movement

Delve into the remarkable journey of Coreon Du, a trailblazing artist who has played a pivotal role in shaping and popularizing the Kuduro movement. Coreon Du, a visionary artist and cultural icon, has left an indelible mark on the Kuduro music scene. Hailing from Angola, Coreon Du’s contributions to the...

Visual Pulse of Luanda: Embrace the Rhythm of Kuduro Through Street Dance and Expressive Graffiti Artistry

Discover the Visual Pulse of Luanda in our latest Photography Editorial. The vibrant energy of Angola’s capital bursts through each frame, presenting a cityscape that dances to the rhythm of Kuduro. The streets, the people, the dynamic dance scene – every snapshot tells a unique story. From spontaneous Kuduro dance-offs...

The unrelenting strength of Kuduro
Lisbon’s most exciting sound

Over the last decade, the Afro-Portuguese sound of Kuduro has travelled from the bairros of Lisbon to a global audience. DJ Mag’s Anna Cafolla meets with the genre’s innovators, to find out how the sound has captured imaginations worldwide The Portuguese word ‘desenrascanço’ doesn’t have a direct English translation, but...

Kuduro and Identity
A Language of Resistance and Belonging

Kuduro, a genre of music and dance that originated in the streets of Luanda, Angola, has become more than just a form of entertainment. It has evolved into a powerful tool for expressing and asserting cultural identity, creating a sense of belonging, and resisting cultural hegemony. This article explores the...

The Commercialization of Kuduro
A Double-Edged Sword

Kuduro, a music genre that originated in the streets of Luanda, Angola, has experienced a significant transformation over the years. Its infectious beats and unique dance style have not only captivated audiences in Angola but have also found their way into the global music scene. However, this journey to global...

The Evolution of Kuduro
From the Streets of Luanda to the Global Stage

The Evolution of Kuduro: From the Streets of Luanda to the Global Stage Kuduro, a genre of music and dance that originated in the streets of Luanda, Angola, has undergone a remarkable transformation over the years. From its humble beginnings as a form of urban and social intervention, it has...

DJ Daniel Haaksman

A Berliner’s Love for Kuduro Introduction Daniel Haaksman, a Berlin-based DJ and producer, has found a new musical passion in the energetic rhythms of Kuduro, a dance music genre originating from Angola. Despite the challenges of bringing this African music style to Europe, Haaksman’s dedication and love for Kuduro have...

Interview: I Love Kuduro’s Director Mário Patrocínio

The new documentary digs deep into the genre’s Angolan roots, uncovering a vibrant scene of hungry young artists. If you’re like most people, your first encounter with kuduro was through the Portuguese crew Buraka Som Sistema or reggaetonian Don Omar. But there’s plenty more, once you start looking. Kuduro, which...

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DJ Daniel Haaksman

A Berliner’s Love for Kuduro Introduction Daniel Haaksman, a Berlin-based DJ and producer, has found a new musical passion in the energetic rhythms of Kuduro, a dance music genre originating from Angola. Despite the challenges of bringing this African music style to Europe, Haaksman’s dedication and love for Kuduro have...

Through the Lens: Luanda’s Cultural Landscape Vibrantly Revealed in Dance, People, and Urban Canvas.

Immerse yourself in Luanda’s cultural landscape through our captivating Photography Editorial. Each image serves as a testament to the city’s unwavering energy, from the infectious beats of Kuduro that echo through the streets, to the charismatic locals who embody the soul of this vibrant metropolis. Marvel at the stunning graffiti...

The Evolution of Kuduro
From the Streets of Luanda to the Global Stage

The Evolution of Kuduro: From the Streets of Luanda to the Global Stage Kuduro, a genre of music and dance that originated in the streets of Luanda, Angola, has undergone a remarkable transformation over the years. From its humble beginnings as a form of urban and social intervention, it has...

Coreon Du: Pioneering the Kuduro Movement

Delve into the remarkable journey of Coreon Du, a trailblazing artist who has played a pivotal role in shaping and popularizing the Kuduro movement. Coreon Du, a visionary artist and cultural icon, has left an indelible mark on the Kuduro music scene. Hailing from Angola, Coreon Du’s contributions to the...

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...

The unrelenting strength of Kuduro
Lisbon’s most exciting sound

Over the last decade, the Afro-Portuguese sound of Kuduro has travelled from the bairros of Lisbon to a global audience. DJ Mag’s Anna Cafolla meets with the genre’s innovators, to find out how the sound has captured imaginations worldwide The Portuguese word ‘desenrascanço’ doesn’t have a direct English translation, but...

The Commercialization of Kuduro
A Double-Edged Sword

Kuduro, a music genre that originated in the streets of Luanda, Angola, has experienced a significant transformation over the years. Its infectious beats and unique dance style have not only captivated audiences in Angola but have also found their way into the global music scene. However, this journey to global...

Kuduro and Identity
A Language of Resistance and Belonging

Kuduro, a genre of music and dance that originated in the streets of Luanda, Angola, has become more than just a form of entertainment. It has evolved into a powerful tool for expressing and asserting cultural identity, creating a sense of belonging, and resisting cultural hegemony. This article explores the...

Visual Pulse of Luanda: Embrace the Rhythm of Kuduro Through Street Dance and Expressive Graffiti Artistry

Discover the Visual Pulse of Luanda in our latest Photography Editorial. The vibrant energy of Angola’s capital bursts through each frame, presenting a cityscape that dances to the rhythm of Kuduro. The streets, the people, the dynamic dance scene – every snapshot tells a unique story. From spontaneous Kuduro dance-offs...

Interview: I Love Kuduro’s Director Mário Patrocínio

The new documentary digs deep into the genre’s Angolan roots, uncovering a vibrant scene of hungry young artists. If you’re like most people, your first encounter with kuduro was through the Portuguese crew Buraka Som Sistema or reggaetonian Don Omar. But there’s plenty more, once you start looking. Kuduro, which...

From Streets to Global Beats: The Dynamic History of Kuduro Music

Explore the captivating journey of Kuduro music, tracing its roots from the vibrant streets of Luanda to its emergence as a global cultural phenomenon. Kuduro, a high-energy music genre, was born out of the lively streets of Luanda, Angola, in the late 1980s. Its origin can be traced back to...

Photography

Through the Lens: Luanda’s Cultural Landscape Vibrantly Revealed in Dance, People, and Urban Canvas.

Immerse yourself in Luanda’s cultural landscape through our captivating Photography Editorial. Each image serves as a testament to the city’s unwavering energy, from the infectious beats of Kuduro that echo through the streets, to the charismatic locals who embody the soul of this vibrant metropolis. Marvel at the stunning graffiti...

Visual Pulse of Luanda: Embrace the Rhythm of Kuduro Through Street Dance and Expressive Graffiti Artistry

Discover the Visual Pulse of Luanda in our latest Photography Editorial. The vibrant energy of Angola’s capital bursts through each frame, presenting a cityscape that dances to the rhythm of Kuduro. The streets, the people, the dynamic dance scene – every snapshot tells a unique story. From spontaneous Kuduro dance-offs...

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The Commercialization of Kuduro
A Double-Edged Sword

Kuduro, a music genre that originated in the streets of Luanda, Angola, has experienced a significant transformation over the years. Its infectious beats and unique dance style have not only captivated audiences in Angola but have also found their way into the global music scene. However, this journey to global...

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...

The Evolution of Kuduro
From the Streets of Luanda to the Global Stage

The Evolution of Kuduro: From the Streets of Luanda to the Global Stage Kuduro, a genre of music and dance that originated in the streets of Luanda, Angola, has undergone a remarkable transformation over the years. From its humble beginnings as a form of urban and social intervention, it has...

Kuduro and Identity
A Language of Resistance and Belonging

Kuduro, a genre of music and dance that originated in the streets of Luanda, Angola, has become more than just a form of entertainment. It has evolved into a powerful tool for expressing and asserting cultural identity, creating a sense of belonging, and resisting cultural hegemony. This article explores the...

Interview: I Love Kuduro’s Director Mário Patrocínio

The new documentary digs deep into the genre’s Angolan roots, uncovering a vibrant scene of hungry young artists. If you’re like most people, your first encounter with kuduro was through the Portuguese crew Buraka Som Sistema or reggaetonian Don Omar. But there’s plenty more, once you start looking. Kuduro, which...

KUDURO IN
LISBON DOWNTOWN

Angola resonates everywhere… and I’m enamored! Join us in this thrilling journey with the exceptional Gaspar Silva and fabulous spontaneous Angolan dancers on the streets of Lisbon! Kuduro, a musical genre and, more importantly, a dance genre that originated in Angola, has been shaped by other influences like Sungura and Rap.

The pulsating heart of Kuduro music to life, a genre born and bred in the vibrant city of Luanda, Angola in the late 1980s. Characterized by its energetic tempo and contagious danceability, Kuduro weaves together diverse influences: the traditional carnival music like soca and zouk from the Caribbean and Angola, the techno and accordion tunes from Europe, all centered around a dynamic 4/4 beat. Tune in and let the rhythm take over!

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