Muxima

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A tribute band dedicated to Duo Ouro Negro, a popular Angolan duo from the 1960s and '70s, Muxima is a Portuguese quartet who made their Top Five hit album debut with Homenagem ao Duo Ouro Negro in 2010.…
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A tribute band dedicated to Duo Ouro Negro, a popular Angolan duo from the 1960s and '70s, Muxima is a Portuguese quartet who made their Top Five hit album debut with Homenagem ao Duo Ouro Negro in 2010. Founded in 1956 in Benguela, Angola, a country in southwest Africa that was an overseas province of Portugal until 1975, Duo Ouro Negro is comprised of Raúl Indipwo and Milo MacMahon. They made their commercial recording debut in 1959. Though they were active throughout the '70s, they were most popular during the '60s, when they scored numerous hits and performed Portuguese-language covers of popular music of the era such as the Beatles ("Agora Vou Ser Feliz") and Charles Aznavour ("La Mamma"). Founded with the intent of paying tribute to the 50th anniversary of Duo Ouro Negro, Muxima is a quartet comprised of Janita Salomé (who hails from Portugal), Filipa Pais (Portugal), Ritinha Lobo (Cape Verde), and Yami (Angola). In association with Farol Musica, Muxima made their full-length album debut with Homenagem ao Duo Ouro Negro, which includes Duo Ouro Negro favorites such as "Amanhã," "Maria Rita," and "Vou Levar-te Conmigo." Produced by Manuel d'Oliveira and Hélder Moutinho, Homenagem ao Duo Ouro Negro was a Top Five hit on the Portuguese albums chart.