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Duo Ouro Negro

A sampling of Angola’s top performers, including Marisa, Luis Represas, Bonga Kuenda, Pedro Joia and Banda Dizoma, gathered on, may 23, 2003, to celebrate the 50th anniversary of 1 from the former Portuguese colony’s most significant entertainers, Raúl Indipwo. As one-half of Duo Ouro Negro (“Duo Dark Gold”), an organization that he distributed to Milo MacMahon from 1959 until MacMahon’s loss of life in the past due 1980s, Indipwo helped to introduce a lot of the globe towards the music of his homeland. Close friends since youth, Indipwo and MacMahon more and more attracted attention using their harmonizing. Within a calendar year after their initial concert on the Rome Movie theater in Lisbon, for the air Club from the Portuguese Congo, that they had performed in Switzerland, France, Finland, Sweden, Denmark, and Spain. Their dance-inspiring method of South African-derived kwela produced them the very best group in Angola through the summer months of 1965. Agreed upon by Columbia Performers Management, they made an appearance on the Waldorf-Astoria in NY. The politics unrest had a robust effect on the Duo Ouro Negro. Compelled into exile on the height from the Angolan Civil Battle, Indipwo and MacMahon spent period surviving in Finland, Sweden, and France. Their repertoire extended to add Angolan folksongs. Time for Angola, after it acquired gained its self-reliance from Portugal in 1975, Indipwo and MacMahon continuing to perform jointly for another 10 years.

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