Feranando Sofia Rosa
Profile of the performer Sofia Rosa: Sofia Rosa was a unique star and great popular singer. He grew up in the Samba district of Luanda, where he learned the Kimbundu language and traditions from fishermen and tradeswomen. In 1963 he joined the Ngongo theatrical group and travels with them to Portugal where he appears on TV. He records his first single in 1970 and seven follow later. He was a great composer and interpreter of songs in Kimbundu, expressing the life and feelings of common people. He became famous for his songs, his extraordinary look wearing African Textile. He moved to Lobito in 1973. When in November 1975 the Unita forces took the town, Sofia Rosa, who had never concealed his sympathies for the MPLA, was murdered, probably by Savimbi's troups.