On social media, reactions are multiplying around the death of the musician Nagrelha dos Lambas, also known as the Estado Maior do Kuduro, a reference in the Angolan musical style, with repercussions across borders. Nanã, as he was also called, conquered a legion of fans in Angola, and admirers internationally.
However, with the announcement of his death, in the early afternoon of last Friday, the 18th, there are several reactions from people who admired him, among colleagues and beyond. Musician and producer Heavy C made a short video, posted on social networks, in which he recognizes the talent of his colleague in the arts.
Paul G, R&B style musician, also recorded a video. Unlike Heavy C, Paul G appears in the Tok Tok video dancing in a dubbed way, a song honoring the artist.
Meanwhile, the JAZZ singer, Aline Frazão, is against the wave of reactions about the death of the artist from the crowds, saying that “this national emotion with the death of Nagrelha makes me think about how Angola resembles a huge orphanage . We are orphans of references, organs of leadership, orphans of meaning”.
Soon after, the singer Eva Rap Diva, came out in defense, saying, on Twitter: “Aline, leave the castle and do some shows on the outskirts of Luanda. In serious provinces it would be asking a lot, I know, know the reality, understand the context and talk to people in Angola who are not in your privileged circle”.
Journalist Maria Luísa Rogério also made a post, this Sunday, on her Facebook social network, in which she recognizes the prejudice with which the Kuduro musical style is seen.
“I understand that Nagrelha means little or nothing to some people. I myself, perhaps influenced by a baroque pseudo-elitism as Raimundo Salvador would say, also already had a certain prejudiced look at Kuduro until the day I interviewed Euclides da Lomba, unless I am mistaken in the year 2000”, began her text, adding that when she dances to Kuduro she forgets about life’s problems, as it is a musical style that does not leave her indifferent, despite not being the one she usually plays at home or in her car.
“My ignorance didn’t stop me from realizing that I had two options: like it or ignore it! Paradoxically, I would like to give some valiant touches to the wheel, there where the intellectuality is emptied, the aesthetics etc and such lose their network”, he wrote, in a long text available on his facebook.