Born and raised in Luanda-Angola, Vivalda Ndula’s music is a symbiosis between her traditional African background and Western music creating a harmonious and fresh mix traveling through African roots, world music, Afro-pop, and jazz using storytelling that she learned from her grandfather. On stage and accompanied by her quartet or quintet band, Ndula takes her audience on a joyful and memorable musical journey. Throughout her career, Vivalda Ndula has released one EP and two solo albums. She has teamed up with GRAMMY Award-winning producer Emilio D. Miler for her 2nd solo album, DULA, which put her on the final of the ballots of the 2018 GRAMMY Awards. This singer-songwriter, percussionist, dancer, and activist is a multi-award winner, nominated/finalist of Angola Music Awards, StarAfrica Sound, International Songwriting Competition, and also the winner of the second edition of the Performing Arts Houston NEW/NOW Commissioning Project. Vivalda also works tirelessly at raising social awareness against child labor, modern slavery, and human trafficking as reflected in her award-nominated songs Mazui (Voices) and Monandengue (Children). Songlines, UK says ‘Powerhouse Ndula is an African voice to rank alongside the very best.’ Photo by Claire McAdams Photography.

Additional information



Contact name

Marcelo Robert

Contact address

Houston TX 77056

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Public Performance

$7, 000 – $12, 000

School performance

$7, 000 – $12, 000

Workshop fees

$6, 000 – $10, 000

Travel per diem lodging

$0 – $4, 000


Deer Park


Special audiences

Festivals, Libraries, Schools

Venue size

Larger, Medium, Smaller, Unplugged, Very Large

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