We are going to stick with Mozambique for now, and introduce you to the music of the late Zaida Chongo. A big star in the 1990s in collaboration with her husband Carlos, she died in 2004 a couple of weeks short of her 34th birthday.
According to a mangled translation of an article in Portuguese on Wikipedia, "at one point marital disagreements and internal conflicts begin to take care of the couple when Zaida starts to get carried away by excessive consumption of alcoholic beverages", and it was this that led to her untimely demise.
Zaida was born in Xai-Xai in Gaza Province in southern Mozambique. The largest ethnic group in that province are the Shangaan (aka Tsonga). I'm not sure that I can technically justify labelling her music Tsonga Disco, but you'll spot some similarities.
"Alfandega" - Zaida Chongo
"Miela Ncata" - Zaida Chongo
Wednesday, 1 May 2013
Posted by Ernie Goggins at 20:24
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i a charlie masiku from malawi. i am sorry for the death of zaida. i did not know the language but her music i like so much until today. i was watching when i was at border with mocambique in mangochi malawiReplyDelete
true my brother,i am from south africa, im loving this lady so much and her songs and also love the country,i used to visit there every december.i've tried to download her songs but i couldn't...please help me.Delete
I'm also from SS I'm in love with her song'sDelete
Her music is very emotionallyReplyDelete
Zaida i muchayi wa nduma wa republic du mocàmbique wa mchangani ...vuyimbeleri la yena la nyoxa ..nili kwala joni afrique du sudReplyDelete
Nlava track Liya yho "ndzi bhebuli ungachavi " ningayi Kuma kwiDelete
I Miss Her So much...I tried to search for her biography with no success. I think we need to take our Artist serious and document their life stories...SEBO is my favorite songReplyDelete
I also love her music , and my favourite song is SEBO.ReplyDelete
I can't download her songs together with tonelex.. I don't understand why these icons songs not on Google..may zaida rest in peaceReplyDelete
I have most of her songs but there this one that goes like " ndzi bebuli ungachavi" iv been looking for it for yearsDelete
I am Daniel Mmasomwayera Sinkula from Malawi but currently based in Harare, Zimbabwe. I like Zaida's songs. It was only when I googled around and came accross this blog that she passed long time back in 2004. I remember when I had short stint in Beira, Mozambique in 2002, ! used to listen to her songs. MHSRIP.ReplyDelete