The perkiest song on Guerrilla, the debut album by the Angolan artist Nazar, is an ode to deadly military technology. In the murky world of Guerrilla — part war diary, part family memoir — acquiring an anti-aircraft missile is cause for celebration. He grew up in the relative safety of suburban Brussels — barring a foiled kidnap attempt on his sister and the spectre of street gangs — as the Angolan civil war raged.
When peace came to Angola in after nearly three decades of fighting and the loss of an estimatedlives, the family moved back and Nazar encountered his homeland for the first time. In a country ruptured by civil war and longstanding ethnic tensions, the rhythms of kuduro — a dense, explosive electronic music that first emerged in 80s Luanda — is a powerful binding force. It was much more grim. But as he felt more at home in Angola and dug into his family history, he incorporated more African sounds.
In a pointed refusal of Portuguese colonial legacy, he speaks in Umbundu, the language of his people. The oral tradition is fundamental to African history, a process that Nazar is accelerating through music.
Nazar says he is reclaiming the image — he has even had it printed on T-shirts. Both sides had horrible individuals. Both sides had remarkable people who, regardless of their involvement in the fighting, were doing it for final longstanding peace. My dad is one of them. And both sides recognise that. Having quit his studies to work on music, Nazar now lives in Manchester. Manchester also provided the isolation he needed to complete such a personal record.
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Most popular.Kuduro or kuduru is a type of music and dance from Angola. It is characterized as uptempo, energetic, and danceable. Kuduro was developed in LuandaAngola in the late s. The kuduro is similar to the Kizomba rhythm.
The lyrics are usually in Portuguese. The roots of kuduro can be traced to the late s when producers in LuandaAngola started mixing African percussion samples with Konpa and soca to create a style of music then known as Batida "Beat". European and American electronic music had begun appearing in the market, which attracted Angolan musicians and inspired them to incorporate their own musical styles.
Young producers began adding heavy African percussion to both European and American beats.
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In Europe, western house and techno producers mixed it with house and techno. In addition to the aforementioned influences, Kuduro also incorporates regional styles that are based on global and local influences that highlight sonic expressions of personal and collective identities. These collective and personal identities were formed due to Angola's turbulent history.
The history of kuduro has come about in a time of Angolan civil unrest, and provided a means of coping with hardship and positivity for the younger generation. The origination of Kuduro came from and due to this political instability.
There was significant anti-colonial resistance to Portuguese rule and influence which created a transitional government composed of two political parties. These two parties engaged in power-based struggles and tensions that led to the Angolan Civil War.
Kuduro's establishment of collective and individual identities created stereotypes of Africanness that permeate the Western mind.
With the strong immigration to Portugal of Angolan citizens kuduro spread and evolved further in the neighborhoods of Lisbonwith the inclusion of additional musical elements from genres of Western European electronic music, giving origin to the progressive kuduro. This also allowed Kuduro to spread in terms of popularity as it became increasingly available to more populations.
The youth also became a large part of the influence and spread of Kuduro. With the increase in popularity of electronic music in periods of relative political tranquility, youth played Kuduro in side-street markets, local parties, and nightclubs.
While listenership is primarily Angolan, there are some sonically diaspora communities and niche communities across a wide range of age groups that enjoy, experience, and produce Kuduro. Technology, global citizenships and intercultural communities impact the evolution of the genre as it has endured various "generations" of sound. Each of the three Kuduro generations lasted nearly a decade. Kuduro also endured various tempo fluctuations over time as well as the presence or absence of vocals and the distortion or clarity of sound.
For example, contemporarily, kuduro vocals are rendered with relative low fidelity. The technology continues to define the music when one unfolds the history of the Fruity Loops drum samples. This resulted in DIY kuduro production using the Fruity Loops interface, which democratized the enterprise of creating batidas ibid. The Fruity Loops interface is described by Garth Sheridan in the following manner:.Make social videos in an instant: use custom templates to tell the right story for your business.
How do you introduce international audiences to a new music and dance genre? Invited to Angola, Africa, for the authentic experience. We spent time in the streets and clubs where kuduro was born and met the acrobatic dancers, MCs and DJs.
We then created Os Kuduristas oskuduristas. Top Angolan Kuduristas challenged dancers of many styles: hip hop, locking, popping, breakdancing, wacking and more. In each market dancers presented kuduro in both battle form and workshops to enrich the cultural exchange.
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Site-specific samples, recorded oral tradition, and relevant media like maps, photographs and coordinates depict recalled experiences amidst wartime. His discography is a haunted archive made ambiguous by its personal nature. Commonalities are cultivated by expanding the distance between personal experience and its representation in the music.
There is an inherent level of understanding between the two of them, as good friends learning to DJ together, but also in terms of their perspective as Black people in Europe. Especially having this specificness of being in Europe, as well. So, there are overlaps and they intersect, but they are different at the same time.
The project, with their online Carnival afterparty taking place August 30, facilitates a series of streams and events commemorating Black lives lost to COVID, and supports the creation of opportunities for the Black community. While each artist engages with constructing community-oriented spaces from diaspora and has many overlaps in their perspective, they also have unique approaches that create a dialogue about the timing and direction of displacement.
Nazar blurs first and third-person perspectives of the past as an emigrant from Angola to London. Shannen explores the possibilities of futurist narratives within the diaspora to create a sense of community across distance. Do both of you see yourself as facilitating a certain community therapy across your work? When I was getting myself into the culture of kuduro, while growing up in Luanda, I realized all these codes that were into the music. The clues were there but I wanted to go for something more literal because I knew that the dance was inspired by the war and all about distortion and the rhythm.
I wanted to be able to translate in a more rough way, in a more unfiltered way. NZ: One of the most important aspects of the album is trying to grasp the regional aspect of the record.
When I made a trip to Angola for holidays it was important for me to just go to the places where we could still see the scars from the war so I could capture the sounds and try to make soundscapes. So many people, especially women. I wanted to just sample from places anywhere I would go, like on markets and sometimes I would go to church with my family and I would just sample voices there. Then I would go on YouTube and look for archival footage of choral church and things like this—church singings—and I would incorporate this on my album.
In the future, if someone tries to listen to a track and tries to identify ideas, some aspect of my song, they can trace back to a physical place. But I remember that just when I came back from Africa to Europe, I felt I was totally changed and I had different views, to just be able to create those bridges between African artists in Europe, and everywhere in the world.
Even though we might be from different countries, the African diaspora and the African countries, they share so many good aspects of their own culture, especially musical culture. Those stories have to be told by us before someone else outside.
Shannen SP: I think we both feel a responsibility to try and represent our roots, as well. Both of our fathers are really involved in politics in different places in Africa. My dad works with refugees. He knows all of these stories, as well. I find it to be a really African thing, our parents know our history.
Can you describe the ghosts that we confront in the quiet haunting moments that appear throughout the album?Are there other things you could be doing instead. The more you understand your smartphone use, the easier it will be to curb your habits and regain control of your time.
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Set aside dedicated time each week for friends and family. If you are shy, there are ways to overcome social awkwardness and make lasting friends without relying on social media or the Internet. To find people with similar interests, try reaching out to colleagues at work, joining a sports team or book club, enrolling in an education class, or volunteering for a good cause. Build your coping skills. Perhaps tweeting, texting or blogging is your way of coping with stress or angry feelings.
Or maybe you have trouble relating to others, or are excessively shy with people in real life and find it easier to communicate with people online. Building skills in these areas will help you weather the stresses and strains of daily life without relying on your smartphone.
Recognize any underlying problems that may support your compulsive behavior. Have you had problems with alcohol or drugs in the past. Does anything about your smartphone use remind you of how you used to drink or use drugs to numb or distract yourself. Recognize if you need to address treatment in these areas or return to group support meetings. Think of it more like going on a diet.
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CHU CHU CHARLIE amongst the placegetters last start running third at Hamilton on a soft track and has three placings from five runs this prep, don't treat lightly. COSTA LANTE racing back from the city and all wins have come when faced with dry ground, in with a chance. Flow Meter (1) 6. No Fairy (9) 1. Duquessa (3) Hard to see anything upsetting the top two choices. CHENERS short back-up of six days and in strong form with two wins from nine attempts this campaign, a close top pick.
FLOW METER short back-up of seven days and drawn perfectly, hard to hold out. NO FAIRY 4 from five wins have been in the dry and running 7. DUQUESSA 4 from eight wins have been in the dry and racing back from metro track, don't treat lightly. Cavalry Gold (6) 2. Gold Seal (5) 1. Gangster's Run (3) Scratched 12. Jarrvis (9) CAVALRY GOLD comes back to race at a country level and won once this prep at Strathalbyn three runs back, well placed. GOLD SEAL gets going late and placed once this prep at Horsham, sneaky chance.
GANGSTER'S RUN 2 of four wins have come from dry ground and comes back to race at a country level, still in this. JARRVIS has good early speed and drops 2. Rubino Veloce (4) 2. Kalooki (1) AMMATE resumes after a 16 week spell and resumes well running second at Queanbeyan when last first-up, a close top pick. RUBINO VELOCE ran four lengths back from the winner at only start at Kembla but drops 1kg from last run, outside hope.
ROBBERY resumes from an 18 week spell and resumes well, for the wider exotics. KALOOKI on debut and placed in Moruya trial, consider in exotics. Fruitful Warrior (4) 6. Bundewallah Land (7) 1. Aim to Win (1) 5. Billy Can (8) FRUITFUL WARRIOR amongst the placegetters last start running third at Canberra and has two placings from six runs this prep, commands respect.
AIM TO WIN draws to do no work and has two placings from three runs this prep, looks threatening. BILLY CAN has good early speed and could come on strong to threaten, each-way claims.
Element of Luck (1) 2. True Lady's Man (5) 3. North of Hell (2) ELEMENT OF LUCK on a six day back-up and finished fourth last start at Sapphire Coast, major contender. TRUE LADY'S MAN should look to roll forward and may be caught late, include in exotics. NORTH OF HELL placed when fresh and finished seventh last start at Moruya, capable of getting into the money with a bit of luck. Mr Tickets (11) 2. Assertin Mischief (2) 5. Penultimate Star (6) Scratched 3. Lightning Lockie (5) MR TICKETS won two of seven as a favourite and capable of finising strongly, has solid claims.
ASSERTIN MISCHIEF has two placings from five runs this prep and came on to finish midfield last start at Goulburn, could threaten.