Music is in many ways an exploration of who we are. In recent times, more and more singers of mixed parentage have emerged out of Africa and Europe, adding new flavours to the music scene.

In this second of a three-part series on race and identity in African music, journalist Maimouna Jallow speaks with Angolan contemporary musician Aline Frazão.

Source: Wikipedia – Frazão was born in June 1988 in Luanda the capital of Angola. While her parents are Angolan, some of her family comes from Portugal and Cape Verde.


  • A Minha Embala (2011)
  • Clava Bantu (2011)
  • Movimento (2013)
  • Insular (2015)
  • Dentro da Chuva (2018)

Image by Harald Krichel via

Interview used with permission from Maimouna Jallow.