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Gabriel Tchiema

Renee Rosnes
Renee Rosnes

Angolan-born Gabriel Tchiema cites his main musical influences as Afro jazz, Afro fusion and Tchianda. His music career began in the Angolan army where he co-founded the band ASP, which won several prizes at Angolan military festivals. Tchiema released his first album in 1998 and his second, Azwlula, ten years later. Tchiema is considered one of Angola’s most prominent artists.