"Angola" is the 3rd release on Oyasound produced by Sabine Blaizin and Okai Musik. Angola pays homage to the Angolan people of Africa who contributed to the ancestral fighting styles of Brazil and Haiti. Vocalist Okai chose to put a traditional Haitian song (Panama'm tonbe) and a traditional Brazilian Capoeira song (Paranaue) together because of their phonetic similarities. Oyasound thanks the ancestors of Angola and the Kongo for their contribution to the art of fighting and their use of iron hence the machete in the artwork. Native to Angola, the berimbau which crosses the machete, is a musical instrument used in Capoeira. Allow the rhythms of this track to connect you to your inner dance warrior!
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