Calema: Africa Month

Calema: Africa Month

Inspired by a rich lusophone culture that brings together the rhythms of Cape Verde, Angola, Guinea-Bissau, Mozambique, and their home country, São Tomé and Príncipe, the brotherly duo Calema (António and Fradique Mendes Ferreria) have the concept of Afro-fusion almost written into their DNA. And though it’s a sound that’s resonated far beyond borders, it’s their homeland that keeps them perpetually inspired. “We chose these songs for our playlist especially because they represent our childhood, growing up as little boys and into our journey back home in Africa,” Calema tells Apple Music. “Our soul and African background is what made us who we are. Everything we sing is a reflection from our journey of our upbringing.” Within their picks for Africa Month, you’ll find hits from Stromae, Soraia Ramos, Kalu Mendes, Camilo Domingos, and Stormzy. Hear something that moves you? Add it to your library.

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