African Musicians Scoop Awards in France
From the Angola Press
7th February 2012
Angolan veteran singer and songwriter Bonga was awarded last weekend, in Paris, France, the “Voices of African Routes” award, by CIME association and BGS promoter.
Besides Bonga other artists like Gérard Akuéson from Togo, Kiamwangana Mateta from the Democratic Republic of Congo, and Henri Deb’s from the French Antilles also received prizes.
After the ceremony a show took place which was entertained by renowned African and Caribbean singers.
In an interview to ANGOP, speaking on the phone from Lisbon, Bonga, whose real name is José Adelino Barceló de Carvalho, dedicated the award to Angolan people, whom he considered to be the great inspiration for his songs.
He also thanked the presence, in the show, of many representatives of African diplomatic missions accredited in France, specifying the affection and admiration showed by the Angola Consul in the French capital.
Posted on February 11, 2012, in News and tagged Angolan Music, BGS Promoter, Bonga, CIME Association, Gérard Akuéson, Henri Deb, Kiamwangana Mateta, Voices of African Routes. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a Comment.