• Thursday 16 20:40 - 21:50

    Sónar by Day - SonarVillage by Estrella Damm

A solo debut from a neo-kuduro icon

How many artists can claim to have launched an entire movement? Engracia Domingos da Silva can. At the tender age of 16, the artist then known as Pongo Love authored “Wegue Wegue”, a track that would rocket Lisboa-Angola act Buraka Som Sistema and kuduro into the global consciousness. Their fusion of the Angolan genre with techno and electronic sounds might not seem revolutionary now, but it acted as a catalyst for a musical renaissance in Lisboa, in Portugal and across the globe: Príncipe, Nyege Nyege and countless others owe her a debt of gratitude. Still only 30 and now known simply as Pongo, she’s releasing a debut solo album - a riotous mix of kuduro, EDM, bass music, dancehall and pop - and embarking on a European tour that will bring her to Sónar by Day. A natural born performer - she’s been touring since her teens - she’ll bring a burst of effervescent energy to the stage, for a remarkable and irresistible live show.