Angolan dancer PONGO  is responsible for one of the most striking moments of Portuguese music of the last fifteen years: “Kalemba Wegue Wegue” is a success created and performed by PONGO with the Portuguese band Buraka Som Sistema. She describes herself as “a girl of a mestizo and progressive Kuduro. Powerful but equally fragile and sensitive.”  She sought her war name from a well-known Congo singer, M’Pong Love.  In common they have the same energy to overcome the obstacles they encounter along the way and also the condemnation of passing this example of joy to the public.

She has been in love with Kuduro since she was a little girl, but it was in 2008 that she started being noticed, while working with Denon Squa. At one point PONGO crossed paths with the band Buraka Som Sistema, with whom she worked until the beginning of her solo career. PONGO themes there is no shortage of Angolan references mixed with Creole terms from Lisbon and surrounding areas, such as “está a kuiar” – this means that it is cool, vibrating, “está a bater” Learn the expression, because it will be useful in July, in another edition of Sumol Summer Fest …