Mozambique is a southern African nation whose long Indian Ocean coastline is dotted with popular beaches like Tofo, as well as offshore marine parks. In the Quirimbas Archipelago, a 250km stretch of coral islands, mangrove-covered Ibo Island has colonial-era ruins surviving from a period of Portuguese rule. A country that is also known as predominantly virgin soil because most of the natural resources are yet to be explored, including natural gas, coal, mineral sands, hydropower and most likely oil as well.
In today’s article, I would be introducing a few female artists from Mozambique that have made their way to success in the music industry giving the next generation something to look forward to becoming. Keeping music is essential to the world, it is a way for people to be creative and express themselves, that is why these female artists are influential human beings.
Eyuphuro is a Mozambican band. Eyuphuro’s music is a combination of traditional African music and western popular music. Eyuphuro’s music is sung mostly in Makua, a Bantu language. Name of the band means “whirlwind”.
Neyma Julio Alfredo is a Mozambican singer, born in Maputo. Her passion for music began at a young age where she sang at various events in and around Maputo the largest city of Mozambique.
Elisa Lisete James Humbane, popularly known as Lizha James, is one of the biggest musicians in Lusophone Africa. Her music style includes a mixture of rhythms like Marrabenta, Reggae, R&B, and hip-hop. She is also famous for the Mozambican style Dzukuta Pandza.
Marisa dos Reis Nunes is a popular fado singer from Mozambique.She began singing in a wide variety of musical styles, including gospel, soul, and jazz. It is said her father strongly influenced her to adopt fado; because he felt that participating in the traditional music would grant her greater acceptance in the Portuguese community. Since her father was from Portuguese.
Elisa Domingas Jamisse mostly known by her stage name ‘Mingas’ is a Mozambican singer. Elisa started to sing at a very early age. Her music is a mixture of Afro sounds that gives prominence to the rhythms of the Chope people of southern Mozambique, and she is one of the most famous singers of Marrabenta.