Voice of an An­gel now in Span­ish and Por­tuguese

Kapi-Mana News - - NEWS - By BERNIE GRIF­FIN

An­gel Domin­gos was born and bred in Porirua, but she sees the world as her mu­si­cal oys­ter.

Gui­tar in hand, she can travel any­where.

‘‘Mu­sic and song cut through all bar­ri­ers and lan­guages,’’ she said.

Her jour­ney with mu­sic has come rel­a­tively late.

She had al­ready raised her own fam­ily be­fore she de­cided to pur­sue mu­sic se­ri­ously.

That meant start­ing at the very bot­tom – tak­ing gui­tar lessons so she could write her own songs.

It was a mag­i­cal road that drew her into the world of stu­dio and ra­dio record­ings. She has mu­sic in her blood. ‘‘My mu­si­cal back­ground con­sisted of grow­ing up in a home with par­ents who had a love of mu­sic.

‘‘My mother was a singer in her younger years and played a va­ri­ety of in­stru­ments and my fa­ther loved to sing and played all dif­fer­ent types of gen­res in the house.

‘‘ Grow­ing up with mu­sic helped me de­velop an ap­pre­ci­a­tion of great melodies.’’

Her busy sched­ule in­cludes a quick trip to Syd­ney to pro­mote her mu­sic on lo­cal ra­dio sta­tions be­fore she re­turns to Porirua to per­form at the next Fes­ti­val of the El­e­ments.

She de­scribed her mu­sic as a fu­sion of coun­try, pop and easy lis­ten­ing.

‘‘I have also been in­tro­duced to South Amer­i­can mu­sic since mar­ry­ing my Brazil­ian hus­band and have de­vel­oped a love for it. Now I also sing in Span­ish and Por­tuguese.’’

She said her spare time was ded­i­cated to writ­ing more songs.

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