Waldemar Bastos – the voice of Angola

A new album has just come out from this storied Angolan singer/songwriter.  It’s called Classics of My Soul.    While not a household name, Bastos has created a singular and impressive array of Lusophone (Portuguese language) music, and is to Angola and its troubled history what Cesaria Evora is to Cape Verde.  He did a spellbinding set during the first Hollywood Bowl World Music season way back in 1999, playing the huge amphitheater with just four musicians on stage.  Such is his power to communicate and transcend language barriers, that time with an audience hardly familiar with his music. More………..

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