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Weekly Music Video

This week's video is for the song Fala Do Que Quiseres by Perola. She's an Angolan singer and I saw her on the TV channel VoxAfrica. She sings in Portuguese. I think her music  is a style called kizomba or zouk. According to Wikipedia kizomba can be confused with zouk but the video mentions both styles in the title. I can't find that much information about Perola but I think she's quite popular in Angola. According to a YouTube video she won Best Southern African artiste of the year at the Kora awards in 2005, for the song Break It featuring Sandokan. She mentioned her website on the TV segment I saw but maybe it was a couple of years old because the site doesn't seem to have been updated since 2011.




                                  




For more on Perola visit these links:

Official site: http://www.perola.info/

MySpace: https://myspace.com/perolaaj/music/songs

For more Afro Portuguese music check out this site:  http://africanmusictv.weebly.com/afro-portuguese.html#.Ujm6xX_Ca9E

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