Mixed and written in November 2008.
Kuduro is a music style from Angola that is known for its pushing electronic beats and heavy rap. Because of the influences from African rhythms it is sometimes described as Afro-Techno. It was created in the 90′s by Tony Amado. The word Kuduro has two meanings: On the one hand, it refers to the Portuguese words for “hard ass” and on the other hand, it corresponds to “location” in the traditional Kimbundu language.
In Angolas capital Luanda, the promotion is mainly being carried out by local mini van drivers during their on-duty service. They play new tracks and only if these tracks turn into hits there, the songs have a chance to be eventually put on CD.