Born and raised in Luanda capital city of Angola, Vivalda Dula is considered as ‘’The New Face of Angola World Music’’ and become the voice of the new generation of Angolan musicians that creates a huge cultural and international impact on today's Angolan music. This soulful singer, songwriter, percussionist and multi-award winner, has conquered and grace the world music stage with her undeniable talent and excited eclectic music symbiosis between her traditional roots and world music.
Vivalda is also raising social awareness against child labor, modern slavery, and human trafficking with her award nominated song “MÁZUI” that in Angola native language Kimbundu mean ´´Voices´´.
Throughout her career, Dula shared the stage with well known world music artists and bands such as Salif Keita, Cheick Hamala Diabate, Allen Toussaint, Ruth Foster , Beat & Wind from Japanasia, Cassandra Wilson and Gabriel Tchiema. Also, in November 2017 she was invited by playwright, theater and opera director Gerald Thomas to sing ''Gimme Shelter'' and ''Out Of Control'' from Rolling Stones to his highly acclaimed play named ''Dilúvio'' (Deluge).
awards and nominations
2014 - XMA - won "Best Singer, songwriter"
2014 - XMA - won "Live performance"
2015 - StarAfrica Sound - nominated "Best Song Africa"
2015 - 58th Annual Grammy Awards - 1st round of the Ballots "Best World Music Album of Africa"
2016 - Angola Music Awards - nominated "Best Afro-Jazz"
2018 - DULA (Album)
2015 - AFRICA (Album)
2013 - INSANIDADE MENTAL (EP)
2014, single "Mázui" feat Kris Becker and Shiwei Wei and released during her concert in Houston
2016, single "Je t´aime" feat Cheick Hamala Diabaté, nominated for Grammy Award