Singer songwriter Aline Frazão is one of a promising new generation of musicians from Angola. She navigates effortlessly through different styles, from traditional music of Angola and Cape Verde to bossa nova, fado, and jazz. This is the result of a life of travel and musical encounters that took her to places like Lisbon, Paris, Buenos Aires, and Madrid. She recently released her debut album Clave Bantu that she recorded with Cuban bassist José Manuel Diaz and Galician percussionist Carlos Freire.
Aline was born and raised in Luanda, the capital of Angola, where began singing in a school choir at the age of nine. In 2010 she moved to Santiago de Compostela to dedicate herself entirely to her career in music. She accompanies herself on guitar in a combination of original songs and other repertoire from Angola, Brazil, and Cape Verde. She has been writing songs since the age of fifteen, but it was particularly in the bars of Madrid where she combined these different kinds of music into a style of her own. Her definitive breakthrough came in 2010 at the Galician festival Cantos na Maré for the various cultures in Portugal.