Luanda — The Angolan minister of Culture, Rosa Cruz e Silva, Sunday in Luanda regretted the death of the singer and song writer José António Janota, also known as Zecax, in the Republic of Namibia.
In a press release that reached Angop, the minister says that the singer’s death of disease leaves an irreparable void in the family of Angola’s popular music reference.”In my name and in that of the workers of the Ministry of Culture, allow me to send to the
mourning family and to the artistic class in general my deepest sentiments of sorrow,” reads the note.
Zecax was part of the historical and defunct band “Kissanguela” in 1976 as a singer, before he joined “Jovens do Prenda”, releasing such hits as “Undengue Uami”, “Makota mami” and “Fim-de-semana”.
He is also the author of “Caminhar é difícil”, ” Mana Tita ” and “Caçador”. As a singer of Kiezos, he sang “Maximbombo”, “Boleia” and “Donzela”. Other bands he was part of include “Angolenses”, “Mini Bossa”, “Diamantes Negros”, “Os Merengues” and “Semba África”.
Zecax was preparing his first solo CD since September this year, compiling works of his 30 years of career.