In a special evening of music and dance, Vivalda Dula presents a concert of original work fused with the culture and spirit of her native Angola. Considered “the New Face of Angola World Music," Vivalda Dula became the voice of a new generation of Angolan musicians. This soulful singer, songwriter, and percussionist conquered the international music scene with her undeniable talent and eclectic music symbiosis between her traditional roots and world music.
Born and raised in Luanda, the capital city of Angola, Dula's career took off when she relocated to the USA to pursue her solo music career and released in 2013 her first solo EP named Insanidade Mental or Mental Insanity. In 2014 she toured in the USA, sharing the stage with world recognized musicians such as Salif Keita, Allen Toussaint, Ruth Foster, Cheick Hamala Diabate and many others. In 2015 she released Africa that was part of the ballots for the 58th Grammy Awards, considered for two categories: Best Album and Best Music Arrangment. Dula is multi-award winning and nominated including finalist of StarAfrica Sound, International Songwriting Competition, Angola Music Awards and others. Also Dula is raising social awareness against child labor, modern slavery, and human trafficking with her award-nominated song “Mázui” that in Angola national language Kimbundu means “voices.”