Teta Lando

Alberto Teta Lando (June 2, 1948[1] – July 14, 2008) was an Angolan musician.

Teta Lando
Born(1948-06-02)June 2, 1948
Mbanza Congo, Zaire Province, Angola
DiedJuly 14, 2008(2008-07-14) (aged 60)
Paris, France
GenresWorld
InstrumentsViola

Teta was born in Mbanza Congo, the capital city of Zaire Province in the north of the country, and is Bakongo. He is not well known outside Portuguese-speaking African countries and Portugal itself.

His music focused on Angolan identity, the country's civil war, the saudades (nostalgia, melancholy and longing) of Angolan exiles, as well as young love and family. He spoke and sung in both the Portuguese and Kikongo languages. Among his most well known songs were "Irmao ama teu irmao" ("Brother, Love Your Brother") and "Eu vou voltar" ("I Will Return").

During the last several years of his life, he managed to re-unite a group of many Angolan musicians. [2]

He died in Paris, France, after battling cancer.

DiscographyEdit

  • Memórias 1968-1990 (Teta Lando Produções, Luanda, Angola)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2009-09-30. Retrieved 2009-07-17. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link) CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ "President Dos Santos Praises Singer Teta Lando's Election". www.angolapress-angop.ao. Archived from the original on 2007-08-24. Retrieved 2008-04-15. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)