Kuduro is the soundtrack to life in 21st century Angola, the music that has given back the happiness and the desire to dance to a country emerging from decades of civil war.

The streets of the capital, Luanda, are dominated by the sound systems of the condongueiros - shared taxis - that rush around the city. Kuduro, which means 'hard ass' in Portuguese, is a blend of traditional Kilapanga, Semba and Zouk rhythms with house, samba and techno.

The Kuduro beat is a...
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