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Angolan National Prize of Culture and Arts recipient, Gabriel Tchiema is a singer, songwriter, guitarist, composer, and Ambassador of Tchianda, the traditional rhythm of the Lunda-Cokwe region. He sings predominantly in Cokwe, a language from his origin in the east of Angola. Born into a family of farmers, in early childhood, he had contact with the sounds and dances of rituals and celebrations that gave life to the vast cultural mosaic of eastern Angola. At the age of 18, he entered the army during the Angolan civil war, where he took his first steps in music. In 1968, Gabriel and his family were forced to take refuge in Zambia, where he lived for approximately 8 years.

After discharge from military service in 1990, it took 8 years to release his first album, "Yena Nhi Yami," which means "Open."

In 2008, he recorded his second album, Azwlula, which made him stand out and marked his place as Ambassador of Tchianda, offering a new proposal that combined the sounds of his early teen life and rhythms that inspired his first steps in Mwatianvua, the village of Sakasongos.

Gabriel Tchiema won the Top Merit Diploma from Radio Luanda in 2014 and the award for Fashion Luanda in 2015, and performed at several international festivals and venues, including Expo Milan 2015.
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