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Pongo performs in July at the Womad festival in the United Kingdom

The Portuguese-Angolan artist Pongo will perform in July at the Womad music festival, in Malmesbury, in the United Kingdom, the organization revealed this Wednesday.


This festival, dedicated to world music, is scheduled from the 27th to the 30th of July in Charlton Park, Malmesbury, and among the first names announced for the poster are the fado singer Mariza and the Luso-Angolan singer Pongo.

In 2020, Mariza, who has an international tour going on in the coming months, released the album "Mariza canta Amália", in which she interprets 'amaliano' repertoire, namely "Formiga Bossa Nova", "Estranha Forma de Vida", "Com que Voz" and "Povo que Lavas no Rio".

Described by the Womad festival as the "undisputed queen of fado", adding two decades of career, Mariza has concerts scheduled for Germany, Italy, Slovenia, Hungary, Croatia and France.

Pongo is expected to present the album "Sakidila" at the British festival, a word that means 'thank you' in Kimbundu, one of the languages of Angola, the country where she was born and which she moved to Portugal as a child.

The Luso-Angolan artist, "star of current kuduro music", entered the 'radar' of various international media, namely in the United Kingdom, such as the publication New Musical Express, which placed her on the list of one hundred new artists who would mark 2020, and the BBC Radio 6 Music station.

In 2020, she was one of the winners of the Music Moves Europe awards, which distinguish emerging artists representing the "European sound of today and tomorrow".

Susana Baca, Femi Kuti & The Positive Force, Souad Massi and Horance Andy with Dub Asante Band are other names that will be at the Womad Festival in July.

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