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Thu, 10 Oct 2019 08:34 - Updated Thu, 10 Oct 2019 08:34

Jovens do Prenda Band at ''Muzongué da Tradição'' live show

Luanda - A year after their last appearance at the Kilamba Cultural and Recreational Centre's stage, in Luanda, the Jovens do Prenda Band return to the ''Muzongué da Tradição'' live show to honour their 50 years of existence.

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Jovens do Prenda band (file)

Photo: Clemente

Scheduled for Sunday, 13th October, the group created by Chico Montenegro, Didi da Mãe Preta, Tondo fumo, Augusto Chacaya, Kangongo, Mingo and Verry Inácio, will have the opportunity to remember old hits and show the richness and value on stage of Angolan popular music.

Holders of a rich musical repertoire, from which it is highlighted songs such as Tendinha, Desepero, Chiquita, Nguenda Nyubeka, Longa Marcha, Majame, Samba Samba ”,“ Nova Cooperação ” among others, the band continue to cause a stir among music lovers when they perform.

The group, already in its fourth generation, remains true to its rhythmic and melodic line to satisfy the huge legion of fans across the country.

In a journey dedicated to praising Angolan popular music, Kilamba's stage will also witness the performances of Calabeto, Augusto Chacaya, António Paulino, Bessa Teixeira and Margareth do Rosario.

For the instrumental accompaniment of the invited artists, the house will have the services of the Movimento Band.

Jovens do Prenda appeared as a band in 1968 under the name Jovens do Catambor, later on that same year started to be called Jovens da Maianga and finally in 1969 they adopt the current name.

The name comes from the advice of Manguxi, a businessman from Sambizanga district (Luanda) who owned a rentable dance and shows venue and rented sound equipment. Manguxi suggested that the group should have the name of the neighbourhood (Prenda) from which they came, hence the name Os Jovem do Prenda (The Prenda Youths), as the group was originally from that historic Luanda neighbourhood.

The group has suffered many splits and dropouts, causing Luís Neto, one of the members of the group, to say: “People are born and grow and each goes where they want. The Jovens do Prenda is not just music, it's a real school (…) ”.

  
 Rebirth

The group subsequently underwent huge remodelling, but has always been active to date and has recently released a new album.

ALBUMS

Various singles in the 1970s.

Mutidi (1982, IEFE, Discos, Intercontinental Fonográfica, Lda)

Samba-Samba, (1992, Endipu-UEE, National Record and Publishing Company)

Kudicola Kwetu, (2003)

Iweza, (2010)

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