A taste of Angola at the Warehouse Theatre

Talented Angolan singer and songwriter Helder Mendes will be gracing the Namibian stage when he performs at the Warehouse Theatre this Friday.Music lovers will be treated to an exclusive taste of African music when Angolan Afro-pop musician Helder Mendes and his five-piece band perform at the Warehouse Theatre this Friday evening.
Hailing from the province Kwanza Norte and having grown up in Luanda, Hélder Mendes has been influenced by musicians such as Youssou N’dour, Angélique Kidjo, Salif Keita, Waldemar Bastos, Baaba Maal and Filipe Mukenga. Mixing different genres and singing in Portuguese as well as various vernacular languages, Mendes has two albums under his name, “Okwaba Africa” (‘African Beauty’, 2006) and ‘Vumbi’ (‘Spirit’, 2010), both recorded and produced in Spain. This talented young singer and songwriter has performed in Spain, Belgium and France, apart from Angola. This is his first tour through southern Africa. At five years of age in Ndalatando, the capital of Kwanza Norte, Mendes already showed his love for music. The artist comes from a family of musicians, his paternal grandfather was composer and singer in the Methodist Church and his aunts also sang in a church choir.