quarta-feira, 4 de janeiro de 2012
RIO CUBANGO - VICTOR GAMA
Victor Gama (1960) is an Angolan composer of Portuguese descent.
Having lived in a country ravaged by a bloody civil war, Gama has a keen interest in the recovery
and emergence of Angolan music.He developed the Pangeia instrumentos series, a series of acoustic instruments, sound equipment and systems designed and built to experiment with form, sound and music.
Gama also composed several songs, also with Kronos Quartet. Over the years Gama gathered music from various Angolan provinces. This resulted in the Tsikaya project, the first digital music archive of Angola, supported by the Prince Claus Fund. This project aims to stimulate the creativity of musicians,
to promote awareness of traditional music and to preserve it for future generations.