Lulendo was born in Maquela do Zombo, in the province of Uige in Angola. His musical initiation was twofold there: in Luanda, where he grew up, he used to sing in choirs, and in Maquela do Zombo, his grandfather taught to him the bakongo traditions and rituals as well as the practice of the likembe instrument.
In 1982, he moved to Paris where he became a studio and stage backing vocalist. In 1993, he started his own band and recorded his debut album ‘A qui profite le crime?’ in 2000.
Author: Angel Romero
Angel Romero y Ruiz has been writing about world music music for many years. He founded the websites worldmusiccentral.org and musicasdelmundo.com. Angel produced several TV specials for Metropolis (TVE) and co-produced “Musica NA”, a music show for Televisión Española (TVE) in Spain that featured an eclectic mix of world music, fusion, electronica, new age and contemporary classical music. Angel also produced and remastered world music albums, compilations and boxed sets for Alula Records, Ellipsis Arts, Music of the World.