Considered as `'The New Face of Angola World Music'', Vivalda Dula become the voice of the new generation of Angolan musicians. This soulful singer, songwriter and percussionist conquered the international music scene with her undeniable talent and excited eclectic music symbiosis between her traditional roots and world music.
Born and raised in Luanda capital city of Angola, Dula's career took off when she relocated to USA to pursue her solo music career and released in 2013 her first solo EP named `'Insanidade Mental'' or Mental Insanity. In 2014 she toured in the USA sharing the stage with world recognized musicians such as Salif Keita, Allen Toussaint, Ruth Foster, Cheick Hamala Diabate and many others. In 2015 she released ´´Africa´´ that was part of ballots of the 58th Grammy Awards, considered for two categories: Best Album and Best Music Arrangment. Dula is multi-award winning and nominated including finalist of StarAfrica Sound, International Songwriting Competition, Angola Music Awards and others. Also Dula is raising social awareness against child labor, modern slavery, and human trafficking with her award nominated song Mázui that in Angola national language Kimbundu means voices.
Houston Fringe Festival Pass
For those who want to go to more than one show within the festival, the Houston Fringe Festival is offering passes for festival goers.