Nídia fuses Angolan kuduro with tarraxo on new album for Príncipe

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Luanda meets Lisbon’s underground.

Nídia is releasing a new album, Não Fales Nela Que A Mentes, alongside a 7” – called Badjuda Sukulbembe – via Príncipe this May.

Exploring Nídia’s “rich and emotive take on much loved afro styles,” the album’s 10-tracks draw on elements of Angolan kuduro and tarraxo – an evolution of Angolan tarraxinha and kuduro championed in Lisbon’s underground scene.

Nídia first debuted on Príncipe in 2015 with her Danger 12″, and has since remained a mainstay of the label alongside contemporaries like DJ Nigga Fox and DJ Lilocox.

Não Fales Nela Que A Mentes and Badjuda Sukulbembe follow the release of Nídia’s last album, Nídia É Má, Nídia É Fudida, in 2017.

Head here to pre-order a copy of Não Fales Nela Que A Mentes, and here for Badjuda Sukulbembe, in advance of their 22nd May release, check out the artwork and tracklist below.

Tracklist:

Não Fales Nela Que A Mentes

Side A

1. Intro
2. Popo
3. RAP Complet
4. Nik Com
5. Raps

Side B

1. Tarraxo do Guetto ft. Gamboa
2. Rap Tentativa
3. Capacidades
4. Royal
5. Emotions

Badjuda Sukulbembe

Side A

1. Tarraxoz Academy

Side B

1. Cheirinho