Anganga //

Album label: 
Release date: 
Recording location: 
Studio 503/Fine Tunning
Recording date: 
Saturday, January 1, 2000
Artwork design: 
Mariana Mansur
Artwork design: 
Cadu Tenório
Artwork design: 
Tay Nascimento
Mastering engineer: 
Emygdio Costa
Mixing engineer: 
Emygdio Costa and Cadu Tenório
Cadu Tenório
Recording engineer: 
Cadu Tenório
Recording engineer: 
Daniel Bozzio
  • 1. Eká (05:04)
  • 2. Canto II (05:08)
  • 3. Grande Anganga Muquixe (02:40)
  • 4. Canto III (02:02)
  • 5. Canto VI (03:06)
  • 6. Canto VII (02:40)
  • 7. Taio (04:10)
  • 8. Candombe (02:48)

Juçara Marçal - Voice
Cadu Tenório - Synthesizers, amplified objects, cassettes, contact microphones, electronic drums, guitar and violin prepared.

QTV 013 – Anganga Juçara Marçal & Cadu Tenório

Brazilian singer Juçara Marçal and experimentalist Cadu Tenório present «Anganga», a new reading on afro-brazilian slavery work songs (vissungos) with the use of abstract music, noise, drone, field recordings, tape loops, processed objects of concrete music and harmonies from the synthesizers.

Collected during the 1920's, this vissungos songs were registered by Brazilian philologist and linguist Aires da Mata Machado. It is one of the most remarkable features in the set of conservation efforts on recording afro-Brazilian culture.

Anganga is full of layers, textures, volume changes, dynamics, timbre, harmony of synths, streams of sounds that blend with Marçal’s powerful and multiple voice. Other three chants from Congado Mineiro were added the album, alongside instrumental tracks composed by Cadu during the this process with Marçal’s vocalizations.

The release of «O Canto dos Escravos», published in 1982 with Clementina de Jesus, Geraldo Filme and Tia Doca, brought to the public the beauty and ingenuity of these Chants, with its remarkable melodic sophistication and elaborate verses.

«Anganga» is the supreme body of the Bantu people («Anganga Nzambi»). The word appears in a work song called «Grande Anganga Muquichi» whose verses shows reverence to the master, the oldest one. It is an expression of respect to reverence to the past.

The album was released on October 6th, in digital format, through a partnership between the virtual magazine Banda Desenhada and the independent label QTV, both based in Rio de Janeiro. The premiere concert will take place at São Paulo on 22/10/2015.

Produced and arranged by Cadu Tenório
Recorded by Cadu Tenório in Studio 503, except the voices recorded by Daniel Bozzio in Studio Fine Tuning
Mixed by Emygdio Costa and Cadu Tenório
Mastered by Emygdio Costa
Art of Cadu Tenório
Graphic Design by Mariana Mansur
Photo-editing: Tay Nascimento
Executive Production by Cadu Tenório and Bernardo Oliveira
Released October 6, 2015