Friday, June 23, 2006

Lusophone longing

Bonga? Ever heard of him? Me, neither. Not until I sauntered over to moistworks to see what was going on.

There's a thoughtful essay by Megan Matthews and two tracks -- Mp3s -- available for download by an Angolan musician named Bonga Kwenda. Check out the Comments, too. Actually, the lyrics are not in Portuguese, but no matter. The songs are haunting, beautiful, Mona Ki Ngi Xica and Muimbo Ua Sabalu: Moistworks

That was then, this is now: China grooms a strategic relationship with the Community of Portuguese Language Countries: YaleGlobal Online

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