“After debuting at the Coliseu in 2009, inviting new Angolan artists to reveal themselves to the Portuguese, with the intention of elevating Angolan musical culture, and last year having returned to the noble Lisbon hall with Paulo Flores, Yuri da Cunha is back in the most emblematic venue in Portugal”, said promoter Ao Sul do Mundo, in a statement, noting that the concert will feature “special guests”.
Born in 1980, Yuri da Cunha “took his first steps in music at just three years old”, as recalled in the widespread statement, taking “for the first time to the stage with his father, Henrique da Cunha, a multi-instrumentalist and singer”.
“In 1994, at the age of 14, he went to the Festival Rádio Nacional da Canção, where he obtained the highest score. He is then sent to the program Pió Pió, on Rádio Nacional de Angola, where he records his first original 'O Amigo', which allows him to be recognized as the best children's singer by the station”, added the same text about the artist who celebrated 40 years with a concert at Casino Estoril, in 2020.
In 1998 he recorded, in Portugal, “É tudo amor”, followed by “Eu”, in 2005, with which “he wins most of the major musical awards in Angola”.
“Between 2009 and 2010 he was invited by Eros Ramazzotti to participate in a tour of 62 concerts across Europe. Aware of the importance of his journey in Angola, in 2015 he edits 'O Intérprete', an album in which he reflects on the influence he had on new Angolan artists", highlighted the promoter.
Tickets for the concert at the Lisbon Coliseum are now on sale, starting at 30 euros.