Titica

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Titica is an Angolan singer and dancer, who performs a local form of rap-techno music called "kuduro". She was named "best kuduro artist of 2011".[1]

Life[edit]

Born Teca Miguel Garcia in Luanda, Titica began her career as a backing dancer with acts such as Noite e Dia, Propria Lixa and Puto Portugues.[1][2] She released her first track as a vocalist in October 2011, "Chão", which soon became a big hit both in Angola and the Angolan diaspora.[1]

In 2013, she was named a goodwill ambassador for UNAIDS.[3]

Titica performed in Brazil in 2017. where she released her song, "Capim Guiné" with the band Baina System in Rio de Janeiro.[4][5]

Present 2011–2012: "O Chão..." and "Olha o Boneco" song[edit]

On 15 December 2011, Titica announced her first work called O Chão. With the gorgeous single "Olha o Boneco" featuring the African-Portuguese Ary. The song joins a few kuduro moving and 'créu'. It was released for the first time on 'Cultura Angolana Radio'. In Portugal and Brazil the song has stayed in first place on the music charts for 3 weeks in Portuguese program TOP + and 7 weeks in Brazilian show Rolando Música.

"Olha o Boneco", had a lot of success in discos, and TV shows in the PALOP (African countries whose official language is Portuguese) and some European countries. Titica in this song wants to give a message to the sexuality of some people in a few sentences she makes her meaning «outrora fui bailarina, agora sou à menina» and when Ary sings «venho de forma diferente, e quem quiser que comente... bem ou mal é de mim, porque estão falando assim»; that we are all different but all human, all equal, just "one love".

The second song of O Chão's album is "Ablua", recorded in Angola. The third single is known as "Chão Chão" and is included on the bonus track album.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Transsexual artist Titica takes Angola by storm". BBC. Retrieved April 12, 2012. 
  2. ^ Pauron, Michael (2012-07-28). "L'Angola en transe avec Titica". Jeune Afrique (in French). Retrieved 2017-10-05. 
  3. ^ "Angola's transsexual UN ambassador". Open Society Initiative of Southern Africa (OSISA). 2012-02-29. Retrieved 2017-10-05. 
  4. ^ "BaianaSystem e angolana Titica antecipam show no Rock in Rio com clipe". Diario de Pernambuco (in Portuguese). 2017-09-22. Retrieved 2017-10-05. 
  5. ^ "Cantora angolana Titica leva o kuduro ao Brasil". Deutsche Welle (in Portuguese). 23 September 2017. Retrieved 2017-10-05.