Ruy Mingas (Angola, 1969)


Angolan vocalist and guitar player, Ruy Mingas is one of his homeland's most famous musician and performer. Well known and loved in his home country and beyond since the late 50's, Mingas has long been known as pioneer in African music. Mixing musical elements of his Afro-Portuguese heritage with jazz and latin music. He is not only a beloved musician, but a leader to his people, because of his political lyrics. Mingas began to float back to the tops western attention in the mid-to late '90s. Today, drawning on his cultural and politic background, Mingas serves as the Minister of Culture of Angola. He is still and regulary records and performs.
It is my second post from Angola and still from Vivien the great. Remember this previous one of Conjunto Os Tropicais.
This 1969's recording (Africa Negra) is a french pressing which has been sent to me by the great Vivien from France. Here is the cover...
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... and here is the original pressing's cover from Angola...

The illustration of this post is taken from a fabulous Mati Klarwein's painting calle "Blessing" and painted in 1965. I am sure that he is watching and listening to this post: " Please Mati, forgive me for this bad copy..."

5 comments:

fortherecord said...

Obrigado for yet another fantastic post! Track #7 Muxima appears to be corrupted - but otherwise I could extract all the others .. best wishes

Stephane said...

Muito Obrigado! I agree with the previous post: this is a great record but there is a trouble with Muxima. Any option of getting another version?

Oro said...

Hello friends,

the post is fixed and i sent you more pictures...

bathmate said...

Thank you for your fantastic posting


Bathmate

Oro said...

Link is fixed